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It appears that I was wrong. I no longer believe that Intel's CPU OpenCL runtime is open-source software. The "build instructions" point back to the binary release to download the runtime. 😑😩

Open source in academia, or really anywhere: "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Write a program to fish for him and you maintain it for a lifetime.” -

Good advice from Denis Bakhvalov: How to get consistent results when benchmarking on Linux -

Want to learn things like this? Look for the next edition of my HPC abstractions class:

This Thursday (Aug 1), Matt Wala successfully defended his PhD. Congratulations Matt! πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ“ πŸ“–

It looks like the Intel CPU implementation / ICD is (a) not dead (b) now open source πŸ˜€πŸŽ‰

New paper submitted (actually a while ago): A Fast Algorithm with Error Bounds for Quadrature by Expansion - We call it


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