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08-29-2012, 12:58 AM
Hi all,

I am new to OpenCL and to this forum. I wrote a simple application for my purposes to measure the peak FLOP/s of a device in OpenCL. I wanted to check how the datatypes affect the performance.
Basically I just ported my older code from CUDA in order to compare the results as I am considering OpenCL as an alternative. It is based on a simple FMAD code to maximize the throughput.

I programmed it under Windows as I couldn't make NVIDIA and ATI GPUs work together in Linux.
So here's my first question - has anyone succeeded having OpenCL capable GeForce/TESLA and Radeon in Linux? I've noticed that the drivers do something with the kernel, hence the problem.
The second one is related to OpenCL - Sometimes when I run the program on weaker GPUs (i.e. mobile ones) I get an error indicating that it is out of the resources.
Is there any way of getting information about that in advance - before actually running a kernel?
The GPU driver crashes sometimes because of that, it would be good to avoid that.

Anyway, you can download the exe here


or here

http://olab.is.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~kamil.r ... jects.html (http://olab.is.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~kamil.rocki/projects.html)

and test it. So far I've run it on AMD, Intel and NVIDIA platforms and several ATI/NVIDIA GPUs + Intel Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge CPUs. Seems to give proper results. Any comments/suggestions appreciated.

The problem size that can be adjusted is the number of workgroups (I named it 'Blocks' as in CUDA). If you are planning to use a weaker GPU you might want to decrease it. Larger problem give more precise measurements on average.

Feel free to use and share it if you find it useful.


08-29-2012, 10:37 AM
It's been really useful for me to check the OC effects on a GPU/ CPU

I Increased the clock of 6990 from 830 to 900 and immidediately the improvement could be seen in FlopsCL

PLease send me your GPU's/ CPU's screenshots/ logs, I would like to compare them and see id there are any errors

08-31-2012, 10:42 AM
I apologize if the previously posted program didn't work in some cases.
I forgot to include the necessary MFC dlls in the exec. Now it's works properly.