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OpenCL via External GPU on RPI [duplicate]

The subject of my question is pretty self-explanatory, I would like to drive my external GPU via OpenCL with Raspberry Pi (it would be great if potentially multiple devices were supported), I don't ...
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VideoCore IV capable encoder or running 2 raspivid processes concurrently [closed]

I have B+ and can stream using raspivid. load average: 0.08, 0.04, 0.09 So load is low and I wish to run 2 streams at different resolutions and bitrates. I could run ffmpeg to transcode but as I ...
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Persistent rainbow test pattern

I've got an install of arch linux on my B+, but the test pattern is showing in the upper-right corner of the screen even well after the OS is fully booted. It disappears every now and then, but comes ...
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How to get the most out of the raspberry pi 2 GPU?

I just purchased the raspberry pi 2 and I was trying to use it to make my "non-smart" TV a bit smarter. Basically, instead of connecting my laptop (via HDMI) to the TV every time I wanted to watch ...
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What's the smallest amount of memory that can be allocated to GPU?

According to http://elinux.org/RPiconfig#Memory , the minimum that can be specified in /boot/config.txt is 16MB. Is there a way to shut off video completely and allocate nothing? I'm asking about ...
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Raspberry pi 2 1024M Increase Gpu Memory to 512 at least

I have a Raspberry B and a Raspberry 2. In the B model, I set the config file to gpu_mem_512=256 in order to get more memory for the graphics. It works fine. If I type the command vcgencmd get_mem ...
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Can we now use the DSI cnnector?

Now that the GPU source has been made open source, will we be able to use the DSI connector to power display panels?
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control color balance and gamma from hdmi

I'm using the pi to playback video graphics on monitors for film and television. Sometimes the monitors need to be dimmed so they aren't over exposed for the camera. Some monitors will start to pulse ...
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Hardware-accelerated h264 encoding possible?

The Raspberry Pi will do hardware accelerated h264 encoding when recording video from the camera board. How can I encode h264 (using hardware acceleration) when the source images are not coming ...
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How to achieve gpu_mem=8?

I see some people claiming (see links) they have a memory splitting of gpu_mem=8, but I always thought 16/496 is the minimum split? Here is an answer on this very page: ...
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RaspiCam use GPU to stream h.264 video over TCP

Is there a way to stream the 1080 30p video from the RaspiCam over TCP to use it as surveillance camera in common software? In my case I'm searching for the possibility to stream to my Xeoma server ...
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OpenCL w/ Broadcom GPU?

I know this question has been asked and answered before here: Can I use the GPU for calculations? but there have been a number of developments recently, including a hint that there will be more ...
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Why does the Raspberry Pi's GPU control the first stages of the boot process?

According to the answers to this question and other sources, the GPU of the Raspberry Pi's BCM2835 SoC is responsible for the first stages of the boot process, including enabling the ARM CPU. Until ...
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What is the most optimum memory split for streaming pi's as security monitors which you will only ssh into?

I have a few model A's and model B's. I've also read about a few options that allow you to configure an arbitrary split apart from the 16, 32, 64, 128 (and 256 for the B). Any insight would be ...
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Connect a GPU into Raspberry pi

I want to connect a GPU GT640 to a Raspberry pi model B. I know there is not a direct connection and the tranfer data are very differents but. Is there any chance to connect this devices in order to ...
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Opengl fork anyone?

I know it is not possible to use open graphic libs without the embedded systems version, but has anyone figued out how to enhance the gpu just enough to add a fork of opengl?
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Can a Pi be used as an OpenCL CPU device?

Can I use a Pi (or, for that matter, Beagle Bone or Arduino) as an OpenCL CPU device? I understand there isn't much of a GPGPU thing on a Pi, but couldn't I link a bunch together under an OpenCL ...
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Is it possible to do GPU-accelerated tasks on a raspberry pi?

I have been looking into doing some cluster computing on several raspberry pis. Is it possible to use any kind of GPU acceleration on a pi?
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OpenGL ES (EGL) without a window [closed]

I'm trying to build a small application that does some image processing. Currently I'm using OpenCV which is a bit slow. This is why I'm thinking to use OpenGL and shaders instead (see this example). ...
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GPGPU simple example

I am programming ARM assembly on raspberry and I am wondering whether and how it is possible to access GPU. I already looked userland repo, but I completely do not understand the stucture. I would ...
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How is memory split by CMA?

The post at http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=19334&p=218282&hilit=cma#p217665 mentions that:- gpu_mem_512=316 cma_lwm=16 cma_hwm=32 In the above ARM has 96M ...
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Voice recognition

I was thinking about creating a kind of Jarvis computer (Iron man). Only then a (little) bit more minimalistic. What I want to built is more of a question/answer type of application (something like ...
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How to allocate GPU processing power to accelerate internet speed?

From my question about the Pi's slow internet I learned that the main bottleneck is the dismal CPU speed. Is it possible for me to use the GPU to handle the information instead (or perhaps in addition ...
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OpenCL / GPGPU programming coming soon?

Last June the answer was a qualified no: Can I use the GPU for calculations? However, the Videocore driver code was open sourced towards the end of 2012: http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/2221 - ...
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Get CPU and GPU usage on Raspberry Pi

I am trying to figure out a good split for the CPU/GPU. Is there a way to monitor the CPU and GPU usage to see where I should make the split?
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How to: build a graphics cluster

Currently, I am waiting for my second RPi to arrive and then I will begin my fun building a RPi cluster. Also, later I want to extend it more and more. =) I am building it at home, home-experiment, ...
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What speed can I expect from the hardware-H264-encoding?

I stumbled over the Wikipedia-article that the Broadcom GPU has hardware support for encoding H.264/AVC, not only de-coding. I also found an article where someone gave an example using ffmpeg to ...
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VLC Hardware acceleration

I'm new to Raspberry Pi. I am trying to develop a media player that would use a library like libvlc to do the decoding. Now the problem is that I can't get the hardware acceleration going... I have ...
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How can I change the RAM split?

By default, the Pi is set to a 192MiB:64MiB RAM:VRAM split. As I will not be using the pi for graphical purposes, I would like to change the split to allocate more normal ram to ease swap usage.
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What is the optimum split of main versus GPU memory?

I read that it's possible to allocate either 128MB, 64MB or 32MB to the Raspberry Pi's video memory. Given that my primary use case for this machine is educational: I will be running lightweight ...
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Is it possible to mine Bitcoins?

Obviously, the RPi can be used to mine Bitcoins on the CPU, but this would be very slow. Is it possible to use the GPU to mine Bitcoins?
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Running 1080p video from within XOrg smoothly

The 1080p examples that work outside of X.Org run very smoothly on my Pi, but within X.Org they don't run very smoothly at all at the moment. Given that X.Org is currently not GPU-accelerated, this ...
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Is there a GPU accelerated Xorg server?

At present all of the official builds of the X Window System run on the CPU, which takes up a lot of processing power and runs X rather slowly. I know there's no official GPU accelerated version of ...
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Can I use the GPU for calculations?

Is it possible to use the GPU for calculations? (e.g. CUDA/OpenCL)