[libre-riscv-dev] OpenCL NLNet Proposal

Michael Pham pham.michael.98 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 28 14:42:44 BST 2019

Hi everyone,

I just wrote a quick draft of a new NLNet proposal for funding OpenCL
hardware support in the Libre RISC-V hybrid CPU/GPU. I realize there
will be stuff wrong inside of it so please fix anything you see and
let me know your feedback. I think Luke said the deadline was Oct 1,
so I apologize for doing this so close (I only started this idea a few
hours ago).

Also, I want to make it clear that I intended for this proposal to be
only for including hardware support for OpenCL, i.e. the software side
of OpenCL is not included in this proposal even though I mentioned it
in this proposal. The reason I thought it would be a good idea to have
two separate proposals for the hardware acceleration of OpenCL vs. the
software stack of OpenCL was because

(1) more funding this way, and
(2) I didn't want you guys to have too much on your plate for the
first iteration of Libre RISC-V

Although, if you wanted to, you could modify the proposal to do the
both at the same time, i.e. having the complete hardware-software
stack for OpenCL done.

I know I didn't really make this clear in the proposal though, but I'm
not sure how else to phrase it.
As always, you can just edit the document yourself without waiting for me.


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