Avoid Needless Synchronization

For best results, try to avoid explicit command synchronization primitives, such as clEnqueueMarker/Barrier. Explicit synchronization commands and event tracking result in cross-module round trips, which decrease performance. The less you use explicit synchronization commands, the better the performance.

Use the following techniques to reduce explicit synchronization:

See Also

Reusing Compilation Results with clCreateProgramWithBinary (suggested next topic)
Task-Parallel Programming Model Hints
Related Documents
The OpenCL* 1.1 Specification at http://www.khronos.org portal [PDF]
Overview Presentations of the OpenCL* Standard at http://www.khronos.org portal [Online Article]
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