Bringing C++AMP Beyond Windows via CLANG and LLVM

We are happy to report after some great work of MultiCoreWare in conduction with support from AMD and Microsoft today we are releasing a  C++ AMP compiler based on CLANG/LLVM so we can bring C++ AMP  to multiple platforms.  We want to bring this out early so we could work with the community to make sure we get there input prior to make this 1.0.  So we calling all developers who are looking for heterogeneous C++ compiler to help with finding bug, driving feature, creating optimization as well building applications and libraries drive new class of applications.
You can get access to the compiler at the Bitbucket repository link:
https://bitbucket.org/multicoreware/cppamp-driver/
We also have Samples:
https://bitbucket.org/multicoreware/cxxamp_sandbox
FEATURES:
* Compiles C++AMP to OpenCL C  and Khronos Group Provisional SPIR 1.2 for Linux. Works across major GPU platforms.
* Leverages GMAC for CPU-GPU synchronization on non-HSA GPUs.
TODOs/Ongoing works:
* Fix SPIR code generation issue. Right now system headers do not flow thru SPIR path and that causes host code to fail compilation.
* HSAIL code generation and HSA-optimized layout
* Passing MS C++AMP conformance suite
* Async API
* Better address space support — right now small changes to user code are required when taking/passing a pointer to local memory buffers. See samples for details.
* Merge into official Clang main line
 
Remember C++ AMP already has rich set of libraries which Microsoft has released under Apache License.

  1. C++ AMP Algorithms Library (STL-style Algorithms)
  2. C++ AMP RNG Library (Random Number Generator)
  3. C++ AMP FFT Library (Fast Fourier Transform)
  4. C++ AMP BLAS Library (Basic Linear Algebra Subroutines)
  5. C++ AMP LAPACK Library (Linear Algebra Package)
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