What's new? Intel® Code Builder for OpenCL™ API 2015 R1

New in this release:

  • OpenCL™ Code Builder is formally replacing the Intel® SDK for OpenCL™ Applications product line. As part of Intel® INDE, the product includes all supported Windows and Android development features, previously available with the Intel® SDK for OpenCL™ Applications 2014.
  • OpenCL 2.0 support for 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors with:
    • Intel® Iris™ Graphics 6100
    • Intel® HD Graphics 6000
    • Intel® HD Graphics 5500
  • New supported runtime / driver features
    • Supports Intel® Graphics driver version 15.36
    • Supports OpenCL™ CPU-only Runtime 15.1 for Intel® Core™ processosrs (for systems without Intel Graphics).
    • Fine-grained buffer SVM support with 5th Gen Intel Core Processors.
    • New extensions:
      • cl_intel_advanced_motion_estimation - custom VME (Video Motion Estimation) Extension for HEVC hybrid encoding enabling. Supports motion estimation enhancements, skip, MV costing, and Intra frame prediction.
      • cl_intel_subgroups - enables work-items to share data without using local memory and global barriers. Similar to OpenCL 2.0 subgroups, with support also for 1.2 devices like 4th Generation Intel® Core™ processors.
  • New production features with the OpenCL™ Code Builder:
    • Improvements in Visual Studio* development features: full coverage of syntax highlighting, more features of kernel development framework, such as2d graph summary view for what-if analysis, improved image support, cancel button, and more.
    • Visual Studio* CPU Kernel Debugger supports OpenCL 2.0
    • Visual Studio* GPU API debugger improved image view: advanced search options, advanced tracing.
  • New preview features with the OpenCL™ Code Builder:
    • Integration into Eclipse* IDEs for full support of OpenCL code development features, including what-if kernel analysis, and so on.
    • More code analysis features:
      • Occupancy, latency, and memory views
      • Bug fixes in the API view
For more complete information about compiler optimizations, see our Optimization Notice.