clGetPlatformIDs - when would it return more than one platform?

Discussion created by drstrip on Mar 2, 2010
Latest reply on Mar 3, 2010 by Illusio

What would it mean to have more than one platform available in response to the clGetPlatformIDs call? The platform corresponds to the host plus compute device(s), so I'm confused under what circumstances you would have multiple hosts? Perhaps a cluster, where the call is executed on the "master"?

Alternatively, could you somehow have different vendor platforms on a single host?