Hi All,

I am implementing a simple bounding box algorithm on opencl and I have problem with the computations.

I have a set of vertices which I pass into the kernel and I compute the bounding box accordingly. I also pass in another array just to read back the vertices back

from the kernel to find that they are all different. I am running on WinXP with Quadro FX 570M and 197.15 (Nvidia Driver).

The code for the C part is this.

```
float bbox[8], results[8];
memset(results, 0, 8 * sizeof(float));
bbox[0] = (float)mesh->vertex[0].pt[0]; bbox[4] = (float)mesh->vertex[0].pt[0];
bbox[1] = (float)mesh->vertex[0].pt[1]; bbox[5] = (float)mesh->vertex[0].pt[1];
bbox[2] = (float)mesh->vertex[0].pt[2]; bbox[6] = (float)mesh->vertex[0].pt[2];
// GPU Calculation
float* vertices = static_cast<float *>(malloc(4 * mesh->vertex_count * sizeof(float)));
float* fnew_verts = static_cast<float *>(malloc(4 * mesh->vertex_count * sizeof(float)));
memset(vertices, 0, 4 * mesh->vertex_count * sizeof(float));
memset(fnew_verts, 0, 4 * mesh->vertex_count * sizeof(float));
float* vertex = vertices;
for (int i = 0; i < mesh->vertex_count; i++)
{
*vertex++ = (float)mesh->vertex[i].pt[0];
*vertex++ = (float)mesh->vertex[i].pt[1];
*vertex++ = (float)mesh->vertex[i].pt[2];
*vertex++;
}
ShaderManager* shm = ShaderManager::Instance();
cl_int err;
cl_mem vertices_mem, bbox_mem, new_verts;
vertices_mem = clCreateBuffer(shm->opencl_context(), CL_MEM_READ_ONLY, 4 * mesh->vertex_count * sizeof(float), NULL, NULL);
err = clEnqueueWriteBuffer(shm->opencl_command_queue(), vertices_mem, CL_TRUE, 0, 4 * mesh->vertex_count * sizeof(float),
(void *)vertices, 0, NULL, NULL);
bbox_mem = clCreateBuffer(shm->opencl_context(), CL_MEM_READ_WRITE, 8 * sizeof(float), NULL, NULL);
err = clEnqueueWriteBuffer(shm->opencl_command_queue(), bbox_mem, CL_TRUE, 0, 8 * sizeof(float), (void *)bbox, 0, NULL, NULL);
new_verts = clCreateBuffer(shm->opencl_context(), CL_MEM_WRITE_ONLY, 4 * mesh->vertex_count * sizeof(float), NULL, NULL);
clFinish(shm->opencl_command_queue());
err = clSetKernelArg(shm->opencl_kernel(), 0, sizeof(cl_mem), &vertices_mem);
err |= clSetKernelArg(shm->opencl_kernel(), 1, sizeof(cl_mem), &bbox_mem);
err |= clSetKernelArg(shm->opencl_kernel(), 2, sizeof(cl_mem), &new_verts);
size_t global_work_size = mesh->vertex_count;
err = clEnqueueNDRangeKernel(shm->opencl_command_queue(), shm->opencl_kernel(), 1, NULL,
&global_work_size, NULL, 0, NULL, NULL);
#pragma warning(disable:4189)
const char* str = errorString(err);
clFinish(shm->opencl_command_queue());
err = clEnqueueReadBuffer(shm->opencl_command_queue(), bbox_mem, CL_TRUE, 0, 8 * sizeof(float),
results, 0, NULL, NULL);
err = clEnqueueReadBuffer(shm->opencl_command_queue(), new_verts, CL_TRUE, 0, 4 * mesh->vertex_count * sizeof(float),
fnew_verts, 0, NULL, NULL);
clFinish(shm->opencl_command_queue());
// Verify with input data
for (int i = 0; i < 4 * mesh->vertex_count; i++)
assert(fnew_verts[i] == vertices[i]);
for (int i = 0; i < mesh->vertex_count; i++)
{
mesh->vertex[i].pt[0] = (double)(fnew_verts[0]);
mesh->vertex[i].pt[1] = (double)(fnew_verts[1]);
mesh->vertex[i].pt[2] = (double)(fnew_verts[2]);
fnew_verts += 4;
}
free(vertices);
```

The kernel is defined like this as follows:

```
__kernel void bound_mesh(__global float4* vertices, __global float4* bbox, __global float4 new_verts)
{
int gid = get_global_id(0);
if (vertices[gid].x < bbox[0].x)
bbox[0].x = vertices[gid].x;
if (vertices[gid].y < bbox[0].y)
bbox[0].y = vertices[gid].y;
if (vertices[gid].z < bbox[0].z)
bbox[0].z = vertices[gid].z;
if (vertices[gid].x > bbox[1].x)
bbox[1].x = vertices[gid].x;
if (vertices[gid].y > bbox[1].y)
bbox[1].y = vertices[gid].y;
if (vertices[gid].z > bbox[2].z)
bbox[1].z = vertices[gid].z;
new_verts[gid = vertices[gid];
bbox[0].w = -1.0; bbox[1].w = -1.0;
}
```

So new_verts should atleast give me the correct vertices considering I am assigning them the same value for the vertices.

So neither the bounding box nor the new_verts has the correct values in them. Any suggestions as to what I might be doing wrong.

Thanks for your help.