[webkit-dev] Is there a plan for supporting multi-process and WebCL in webkit

Antonio Gomes tonikitoo at webkit.org
Wed Apr 10 06:33:47 PDT 2013


On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 12:59 AM, Thibault Imbert <timbert at adobe.com> wrote:

> Yes, leveraging multicore and the power of GPUs for general computations
> is great and very powerful but first, securing such kernels is hard, and
> authoring these would be pretty brutal to most web developers, I think this
> is what Benjamin was referring to.
> With WebCL, you are basically writing C style kernels that you load and
> run to drive the computations, initiatives like RiverTrail are more
> restrictive but way more approachable and closer to the web, exposing
> higher level primitives on top of WebCL (ParallelArray for example) and
> integrated at the language level, which makes a lot of sense.
Security is a primary goal of WebCL, and both WebCL and OpenCL working
groups are working together to ensure a safe parallel programming
environment to the Web, as you can see in [1]. If you have specific
concerns, please raise it in the Khronos working group mailing list ([2])
or file a bug ([3]) against the draft spec.

[2] http://www.khronos.org/webcl/public-mailing-list/
[3] https://www.khronos.org/bugzilla/enter_bug.cgi?product=WebCL
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