Chapter 1 – Introduction
This short tutorial provides a brief introduction to Khronos SPIR. It touches on the differences between a SPIR binary and an Intel proprietary Intermediate Binary, demonstrates ways to create SPIR binaries using tools shipped with Intel® SDK for OpenCL™ Applications , and explains how to use SPIR binaries in your OpenCL program.
LAMMPS is an open-source software package that simulates classical molecular dynamics. As it supports many energy models and simulation options, its versatility has made it a popular choice. It was first developed at Sandia National Laboratories to use large-scale parallel computation.
This paper details the implementation of out of order queues, an OpenCL™ construct that allows independent kernels to execute simultaneously whenever possible, and thus keep all GPU assets fully utilized.