Read a half float vector from a pointer to memory.

floatn vload_halfn ( size_t offset,
  const half *p)
floatn vload_halfn ( size_t offset,
  const constant half *p)


Read sizeof(halfn) bytes of data from address (p + (offset * n)). The data read is interpreted as a halfn value.

The halfn value read is converted to a floatn value and the floatn value is returned. The read address computed as (p + (offset * n)) must be 16-bit aligned.


Vector Data Load and Store Functions allow you to read and write vector types from a pointer to memory.

The suffix n in the function names (i.e. vloadn, vstoren etc.) represent n-element vectors, where n = 2, 3, 4, 8 or 16.

The results of vector data load and store functions are undefined if the address being read from or written to is not correctly aligned. The pointer argument p can be a pointer to global, local, or private memory for store functions. The pointer argument p can be a pointer to global, local, constant or private memory for load functions.

NOTE: The vector data load and store functions variants that take pointer arguments which point to the generic address space are also supported.

We use the type name halfn to represent n-element vectors of half elements.

When extended by the cl_khr_fp16 extension, the generic type gentypen is extended to include half, half2, half3, half4, half8, and half16.

vload3 and vload_half3 read x, y, z components from address (p + (offset * 3)) into a 3-component vector.


OpenCL Specification

Also see

Vector Data Load and Store Functions

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