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ARM Guide to OpenCL Optimizing Convolution: The Test Environment

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This chapter describes the requirements your platform must meet to run this sample and the example hardware that produces the results in this guide.

The platform requirements

To run the sample on your platform, it must meet the following requirements:

  • The platform must contain an ARM®Mali™ Midgard GPU running a Linux environment.
  • An OpenCL driver for your GPU, see http://malideveloper.arm.com for available drivers.

Note: A graphics environment is not required, a serial console is enough.

Example convolution test platform

The convolution test platform that produces the results in this guide is built from the following components:

  • Platform: Arndale 5250 board (Dual ARM®Cortex®‑A15 processor, with ARM®Mali™‑T604 GPU).
  • Filesystem: Linaro Ubuntu 14.04 Hard Float.
  • Kernel: Linaro 3.11.0-arndale.
  • DDK: ARM®Mali™ Midgard r4p0 DDK.

Note: This is an example of the hardware that can be used. Any hardware that meets the platform requirements can be used.