OpenCL for FPGA
sebastien.bourdeauducq at lekernel.net
Sun Jul 4 11:14:17 EDT 2010
On Sunday 04 July 2010 16:53:30 Andrés Calderón wrote:
> A very interesting topic, OpenCL for FPGA:
Looks like it's a lot of buzzwords and nothing much actually working in the
end. The only proposed technical solution is to use Mitrionics or ImpulseC to
automagically push a software implementation of OpenCL into the FPGA.
Technically, it's not that simple. Besides that, Mitrionics and ImpulseC are
yet other proprietary tools.
Oh my! the "prototype" announced for Q2 2010 is already late. From the blog
our developer just learned how to use the UCF constraints system. Seems the
road is still long until we see OpenCL on his FPGA board.
> Anyone know if there is already OpenCL implementations for FPGAs?
There aren't any, or they are proprietary or not serious (like the one you
> Could this be a very nice project born from the Qi-community.
If we have several FPGA experts to throw at it, yes. Implementing OpenCL in
hardware is all but simple.
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