Components and Packages

For full OpenCL* support on Intel® Architecture Processors, the following components are available:

Intel® HD Graphics Driver with OpenCL* 1.1 Support

Provide OpenCL* runtime and complier across both Intel® Processor (CPU) and Intel® Processor Graphics (GPU).

The support for Intel® Processor Graphics is available only with the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ Processor Family. To run OpenCL* applications, latest version of Intel® HD Graphics Driver is recommended to be installed.

Intel® SDK for OpenCL* Applications Package

The SDK is a comprehensive software developer kit for OpenCL* applications on Intel® Architecture processors. The SDK includes Intel OpenCL* headers, libraries, developer tools, optimization guide, and product documentation.

Intel® SDK for OpenCL* - CPU Runtime Only Package

OpenCL* support on previous generations of Intel® Core™ Processor Family or for Intel® Xeon® processor is available on CPU only. OpenCL* runtime and complier for CPU only systems is available through the SDK installation or for windows* only systems, directly via the Intel® SDK for OpenCL* - CPU runtime only package.

Code Samples

Free downloaded Code samples, Tutorials, and Optimization best known methods for OpenCL* on Intel® Architecture are available online.

Intel® SDK for OpenCL* Applications Website

The SDK web site extends your content with videos, tech articles, case studies, and support forums and is an integral component of this SDK. Most update information is always available on the site.

See diagram below for short description of the available OpenCL* related components from Intel.

See Also


The OpenCL* Platform on Intel(R) Processors (suggested next topic)
Intel® SDK for OpenCL* Applications - Samples [Online Article]
Intel® SDK for OpenCL* Applications at VCSource [Online Article]
Automatically Identify and Find Drivers [Online Article]
Optimization Notice

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