1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 22, 2016 12:06 PM by cgrant78@netzero.com

    a6-7400k opencl


      Posting a question regarding the processor A6-7400K (CPU+GPU) and OpenCL.


      I am planning to use an AMD A6 series processor (A6-7400K with CPU + GPU) and I have confirmed that it is compatible with AMD OpenCL 2.0 driver (https://streamcomputing.eu/blog/2015-02-10/overview-of-opencl-2-0-support-samples-blogs-and-drivers/).


      The question is:

      For using the GPU of the processor for parallel processing with OpenCL, I prefer to be able to disable its use by any video (or graphics), so that the integrated GPU of the processor to be dedicated to the parallel-processing with OpenCL. Is it any way please that this can be done, like for example from the BIOS settings? In that case does BIOS disable the GPU use selectively? That disabling only its use by the video, while allowing its use for OpenCL programming? Thank you.

        • Re: a6-7400k opencl

          If you are running any form of Operating System, then what you are proposed goes against the whole principle or modern multi-tasking operating system. Graphics works involves more than playing video or 3D graphics or anything else in between. The operating system has to manage the display, so you disable the APU use of video, how is the operating system display manager/compositor suppose to display your computed result onscreen ( and by that I mean something as simple as an X terminal )? Are you going to be doing a headless system? Whatever concerns you may have about being the sole user of the APU compute capabilities may be unfounded. I would proceed and not worry about such trivial issue and save that for when you actually experience performance issues running your compute load.