changes to development platform

Discussion created by thehighhat on Dec 2, 2009
Latest reply on Dec 3, 2009 by genaganna
compartmentalized sdk

ATI/AMD engineers...


Can you repackage the (linux specifically) ati-driver and stream sdk to achieve this:


 -- no requirement for hardware to be attached to a running display


 -- stream (opencl) components independent of opengl pipeline


This would allow easier deployment of large scale gpgpu solutions.


Use case in action:


  install pcie card (no display attached)

  install driver (kernel  module built and loaded, persistent /dev/ entries created)

  install opencl and stream related headers/libraries

  optionally install opengl headers and runtime libraries


why can this not be done?