Using Basic Capabilities of Multi-Device Systems with OpenCL™

Published: 05/15/2014, Last Updated: 02/12/2015

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The Multi-Device Basic sample is an example of utilizing capabilities of a multi-device system.
This sample targets systems with multiple Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor devices. The guidelines and methods provided in this sample are also applicable to multi-device systems with CPU and GPU devices, or a CPU and one Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor device.

The Multi-Device Basic sample provides an example of three basic scenarios with simultaneous utilization of multiple devices under the same system:

  • System-level
  • Multi-context
  • Shared context

Supported Devices: CPU, Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor
Supported OS: Windows* and Linux* OS
Complexity Level: Intermediate

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

ZIP sample package contains sample files for Windows* OS
TAR.GZ sample package contains sample files for Linux* OS.

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Intel® SDK for OpenCL™ Applications

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