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ARM Guide to OpenCL Optimizing Pyramid: The Test Environment

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This chapter describes the requirements to run the SDK and the example test platform which generates the results that this guide shows.

The SDK platform requirements

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

  • The platform must contain an ARM®Mali™ Midgard GPU running a Linux environment.
  • You must have an OpenCL driver for your GPU. See http://malideveloper.arm.com for available drivers.
  • You must have an internet connection to download and install the tools that enable you to build the samples.

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

Example pyramid test platform

The pyramid 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).
  • File system
    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.