futhark-pyopencl

SYNOPSIS

futhark-pyopencl [-V] [-o outfile] infile

DESCRIPTION

futhark-pyopencl translates a Futhark program to Python code invoking OpenCL kernels. By default, the program uses the first device of the first OpenCL platform - this can be changed by passing -p and -d options to the generated program (not to futhark-pyopencl itself).

The resulting program will otherwise behave exactly as one compiled with futhark-py. While the sequential host-level code is pure Python and just as slow as in futhark-py, parallel sections will have been compiled to OpenCL, and runs just as fast as when using futhark-c(1). The kernel launch overhead is significantly higher, however, so a good rule of thumb when using futhark-pyopencl is to aim for having fewer but longer-lasting parallel sections.

OPTIONS

-o outfile Where to write the resulting binary. By default, if the source program is named ‘foo.fut’, the binary will be named ‘foo’.
-v verbose Enable debugging output. If compilation fails due to a compiler error, the result of the last successful compiler step will be printed to standard error.
--library Instead of compiling to an executable program, generate a Python module that can be ported by other Python code. The module will contain a class of the same name as the Futhark source file with .fut removed. Objects of the class define one method per entry point in the Futhark program, with matching parameters and return value.
-h Print help text to standard output and exit.
-V Print version information on standard output and exit.

SEE ALSO

futhark-py(1), futhark-openlk(1)