On Monday, 29 May 2017 at 20:36:26 UTC, Walter Bright wrote:
On 5/29/2017 2:33 AM, Nicholas Wilson wrote:
I'm happy to announce that the dcompute modifications to LDC
are now in the master branch of LDC. The dcompute extensions
require LLVM 3.9.1 or greater for NVPTX/CUDA and my fork of
LLVM for SPIRV.
Someone (sorry I've forgotten who!) at dconf said they'd make
a docker image of the dependencies (ldc llvm), if you're
reading please let me know! Or if someone else wants to do it
thats good too.
I'm still quite busy until July (honours thesis), but if
anyone wanting to contribute to either the runtime stuff
(all D), LDC  or LLVM (mostly C++) I'm happy to
answer any questions, providing testing and performance
feedback on diverse systems is also appreciated. Feel free to
drop a line at https://gitter.im/libmir/public
Congratulations! This is great work, and a great contribution.
May I suggest, however, that the name DCompute is a bit
generic, and provides no hint that it provides GPU programming
How about calling it D-GPU ? I bet you'd get a lot more clicks
on a name like that.
Thanks, I called it dcompute because naming things is right up
there with cache invalidation.
Calling it D-GPU would be misleading because there should be no
reason you can't use the generated SPIRV on DSPs, FPGAs and
whatever else there is an OpenCL runtime for.
The clicks should be rectifiable with a good title and