[Beowulf] Frontier Announcement

Jeffrey Layton laytonjb at gmail.com
Thu May 9 05:52:08 PDT 2019

Oops - my bad. I was reading the Phoronix articles and assumed the full
OpenACC was implemented in 9.1. Only the back-end is implemented:


" Initial AMD GCN back-end has been merged for targeting Radeon Fiji/Vega
GPUs although the actual OpenMP/OpenACC offloading and other functionality
isn't yet in place. For GCC 9, the AMD GCN target can only handle
single-threaded, standalone programs which obviously isn't of much use for




On Thu, May 9, 2019 at 3:41 AM Peter Kjellström <cap at nsc.liu.se> wrote:

> On Wed, 8 May 2019 15:36:58 -0400
> Jeffrey Layton <laytonjb at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Don't forget that gcc supports both NV and AMD GPUs with OpenACC.
> > That's one of the lead compilers listed on the Frontier specs.
> That would be really nice to try on AMD GPU but afaict it's not in gcc9
> but still in development. Do you have any links or special branches to
> point to?
> /Peter K
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