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HIP is the acronym of "Heterogeneous-Compute Interface for Portability". HIP is a C++ dialect to help conversion of Cuda applications to C++ in a portable manner.


dev-util/hip pulls in basic libraries, APIs and utilities that can compile and run a HIP program.

USE flags

USE flags for dev-util/hip C++ Heterogeneous-Compute Interface for Portability

debug Enable extra debug codepaths, like asserts and extra output. If you want to get meaningful backtraces see https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Quality_Assurance/Backtraces
doc Add extra documentation (API, Javadoc, etc). It is recommended to enable per package instead of globally
profile Add support for software performance analysis (will likely vary from ebuild to ebuild)


Install dev-util/hip:

root #emerge --ask dev-util/hip
hipcc is a wrapper of clang. By default, clang uses libstdc++ provided by gcc, and that causes bugs, blocking =sys-devel/gcc-11.3.0 842405 (will be resolved in gcc-11.3.1) and >=sys-devel/gcc-12+=sys-devel/clang-14* 857126 (resolved in clang-15).

Additional software

Extra utilities, such as profiler for HIP program, can also be installed:

root #emerge --ask dev-util/rocprofiler



dev-util/hip provides a clang wrapper called hipcc, which compiles HIP programs.

To automatically detect GPU architecture and compile a HIP program, run:

user $hipcc foo.cpp -o bar.exe

To specify GPU architectures, use --offload-arch command-line option:

user $hipcc --offload-arch=gfx906:sramecc+:xnack- --offload-arch=gfx90a:sramecc+:xnack+ --offload-arch=gfx1031 foo.cpp -o bar.exe

For architecture argument, see LLVM AMDGPU processors for details.

To view the detailed clang command executed, export HIPCC_VERBOSE=1.


hipconfig is a perl script for displaying configuration of hip.

Displaying full information:

user $hipconfig --full