> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Niklas [mailto:do...@mail.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 4:13 PM
> To: dri-devel@lists.freedesktop.org
> Cc: Deucher, Alexander; Bridgman, John; Deucher, Alexander; Cheng, Tony;
> Koenig, Christian; Wentland, Harry
> Subject: Planned Vega support in Linux
> 
> Hello,
> I'm not seeking any secret info.
> I'm a Gentoo Linux user who wants to run some massively parallel
> experiments.
> I'm unwilling to wait and see what kind of support Linux gets because
> the annoying bitcoin miners tend to cause the price to go through the roof
> quickly.
> My current card is an AMD SI HD7780 by MSI.
> I know that currently some form of headless support already exists, but
> then I'd have to use crossfire (which does not work with the opensource
> driver AFAIK).
> I filed a ticket at AMD on 05/07/17 but AMD has not gotten back to me on
> this matter and like I said, if I wait then I risk having to buy
> something way out of my price range.
> --And I really have tried to wait till the last minute--
> Anything official or unofficial will do.
> I am planning to use the OpenCL language to do my MP experiments.

I'm not quite sure what you are asking.  We released initial open source 
support for vega10 months ago and it continues to evolve as new SKUs are 
launched.  It is expected that you can get a complete working stack in open 
source at launch time for whatever sku you are interested in.  Not all of the 
patches are upstream, but they are all public.  OpenCL support is provided by 
the ROCm stack which you can get from the gpuopen site.  Headless boards are 
supported just fine and have been for years.  If you prefer packaged drivers, 
you can download the ROCm stack from gpuopen or the pro stack from amd.com.  
All stacks build on the same open source kernel driver and other components.

Alex

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