C Framework for OpenCL v2.0.0 Now Available

February 11th, 2015

After four pre-releases, the stable 2.0.0 version of cf4ocl, the C Framework for OpenCL, is now available.

Since the last beta release, a number of tests were added, and a few bug fixes have been fixed. Support for device fission and native kernels has also been implemented. A complete list of features and fixes is available at https://github.com/FakenMC/cf4ocl/releases.

Cf4ocl has been tested on Linux, OS X and Windows, and offers a pure C object-oriented framework for developing and benchmarking OpenCL projects in C. It aims to:

1. Promote the rapid development of OpenCL host programs in C (with support for C++) and avoid the tedious and error-prone boilerplate code usually required.
2. Assist in the benchmarking of OpenCL events, such as kernel execution and data transfers. Profiling comes for free with cf4ocl.
3. Simplify the analysis of the OpenCL environment and of kernel requirements.
4. Allow for all levels of integration with existing OpenCL code: use as much or as few of cf4ocl required for your project, with full access to the underlying OpenCL objects and functions at all times.

A user guide, API documentation and tutorial are available at http://fakenmc.github.io/cf4ocl/.