Developer Guide


NDRange Kernels

If your program naturally tends to describe multiple concurrent threads operating in a data-parallel manner, specify your kernel to operate in parallel instances over a work-item index-space (NDRange).

Avoid Work-Item ID-Dependent Backward Branching

Intel® oneAPI DPC++/C++ Compiler
collapses conditional statements into single bits that indicate when a particular functional unit becomes active. The
Intel® oneAPI DPC++/C++ Compiler
eliminates simple control flow paths that do not involve looping structures, resulting in a flat control structure and more efficient hardware use.
Avoid including any work-item ID-dependent backward branching (that is, branching that occurs in a loop) in your kernel because it degrades performance.
For example, the following code fragment illustrates branching that involves work-item ID such as 
for (size_t i = 0; i < get_global_id(0); i++) { // statements }

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