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Registered Extension Number

71

Revision

1

Extension and Version Dependencies

  • Requires Vulkan 1.0

Deprecation state

Other Extension Metadata

Last Modified Date

2016-10-19

IP Status

No known IP claims.

Interactions and External Dependencies
  • Promoted to Vulkan 1.1 Core

Contributors
  • Jeff Bolz, NVIDIA

Description

This extension provides instance-level commands to enumerate groups of physical devices, and to create a logical device from a subset of one of those groups. Such a logical device can then be used with new features in the VK_KHR_device_group extension.

Promotion to Vulkan 1.1

All functionality in this extension is included in core Vulkan 1.1, with the KHR suffix omitted. The original type, enum and command names are still available as aliases of the core functionality.

New Enum Constants

  • VK_KHR_DEVICE_GROUP_CREATION_EXTENSION_NAME

  • VK_KHR_DEVICE_GROUP_CREATION_SPEC_VERSION

  • VK_MAX_DEVICE_GROUP_SIZE_KHR

  • Extending VkMemoryHeapFlagBits:

    • VK_MEMORY_HEAP_MULTI_INSTANCE_BIT_KHR

  • Extending VkStructureType:

    • VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_DEVICE_GROUP_DEVICE_CREATE_INFO_KHR

    • VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_PHYSICAL_DEVICE_GROUP_PROPERTIES_KHR

Examples

    VkDeviceCreateInfo devCreateInfo = { VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_DEVICE_CREATE_INFO };
    // (not shown) fill out devCreateInfo as usual.
    uint32_t deviceGroupCount = 0;
    VkPhysicalDeviceGroupPropertiesKHR *props = NULL;

    // Query the number of device groups
    vkEnumeratePhysicalDeviceGroupsKHR(g_vkInstance, &deviceGroupCount, NULL);

    // Allocate and initialize structures to query the device groups
    props = (VkPhysicalDeviceGroupPropertiesKHR *)malloc(deviceGroupCount*sizeof(VkPhysicalDeviceGroupPropertiesKHR));
    for (i = 0; i < deviceGroupCount; ++i) {
        props[i].sType = VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_PHYSICAL_DEVICE_GROUP_PROPERTIES_KHR;
        props[i].pNext = NULL;
    }
    vkEnumeratePhysicalDeviceGroupsKHR(g_vkInstance, &deviceGroupCount, props);

    // If the first device group has more than one physical device. create
    // a logical device using all of the physical devices.
    VkDeviceGroupDeviceCreateInfoKHR deviceGroupInfo = { VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_DEVICE_GROUP_DEVICE_CREATE_INFO_KHR };
    if (props[0].physicalDeviceCount > 1) {
        deviceGroupInfo.physicalDeviceCount = props[0].physicalDeviceCount;
        deviceGroupInfo.pPhysicalDevices = props[0].physicalDevices;
        devCreateInfo.pNext = &deviceGroupInfo;
    }

    vkCreateDevice(props[0].physicalDevices[0], &devCreateInfo, NULL, &g_vkDevice);
    free(props);

Version History

  • Revision 1, 2016-10-19 (Jeff Bolz)

    • Internal revisions

See Also

Document Notes

For more information, see the Vulkan Specification

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