Simple Optimizations of OpenCL™ Code

Published:05/16/2014   Last Updated:11/17/2015

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Features / Description

Simple Optimizations sample demonstrates simple ways of measuring the performance of OpenCL™ kernels in an application. It describes basics of profiling and important caveats like having dedicated “warming” run. It also demonstrates several simple optimizations, some of optimizations are rather CPU-specific (like mapping buffers), while others are more general (like using relaxed-math). The sample also shows how to employ the OpenCL profiling events.

Supported Devices: CPU, Intel® Processor Graphics, Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors
Supported OS: Windows* OS
Complexity Level: Novice

For more information about the sample refer to the sample documentation inside the package.

Additional Resources

Intel® SDK for OpenCL™ Applications

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Product and Performance Information


Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserved for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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