OpenCL SPIR 2.0

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At SIGGRAPH 2014 The Khronos Group announced, among other things, the SPIR 2.0 provisional specification. This release of SPIR (Standard Portable Intermediate Representation) follows the release of OpenCL 2.0 spec last year. In this post, we would like to offer our take on SPIR 2.0 and what it means to OpenCL developers. Feature Parity With OpenCL 2.0 SPIR 1.2 had feature parity with OpenCL 1.2. With 2.0, SPIR has feature parity with OpenCL 2.0. Here are a few new features that we find interesting. Generic Address Space "Where functions can be written without specifying a named address space for arguments, especially useful for those arguments that are declared to be a pointer to a type, eliminating the need for multiple functions ...