CUDA programming

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Mzee
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Beigetreten: 07/10/2013

Hi guys,
I would like to start with CUDA programming on Trisquel. Do you know if this is possible to do that without using any proprietary solutions? The Nvdia CUDA toolkit doesn't seem to be a very open system.

Thank you!

Magic Banana

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Beigetreten: 07/24/2010

As far as I understand, CUDA only works with the nVidia proprietary driver. An alternative, which I believe is free, is OpenCL: http://www.khronos.org/opencl

It is far more generic. It aims to be supported by any CPU and GPU.

quiliro@congresolibre.org
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Beigetreten: 10/28/2010

El lun 28 abr 2014 08:14:26 ECT, name at domain escribió:
> As far as I understand, CUDA only works with the nVidia proprietary
> driver. An alternative, which I believe is free, is OpenCL:
> http://www.khronos.org/opencl
>
> It is far more generic. It aims to be supported by any CPU and GPU.

Nouveau, the free driver for nVidia, has its support for OpenCL
stalled. Check the bottom of:
http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/FeatureMatrix/

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megurineturilli
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Beigetreten: 01/10/2012

I think more reverse engineering of the nonfree drivers is needed to get GPGPU support. Currently you can only use the CPU for OpenCL.

Mzee
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Beigetreten: 07/10/2013

Thanks for your comments. Apparantly, the sitution for free software CUDA solutions is disastrous, which really is a pity. I will have to switch to Ubuntu on one of my machines in order to use CUDA properly.

quiliro@congresolibre.org
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Beigetreten: 10/28/2010

El lun 28 abr 2014 10:54:09 ECT, name at domain escribió:
> Thanks for your comments. Apparantly, the sitution for free software
> CUDA solutions is disastrous, which really is a pity. I will have to
> switch to Ubuntu on one of my machines in order to use CUDA properly.

Will you be willing to invest in the development needed instead of
giving up your freedom? If yes, how much can you and other people you
convince invest to get what results?

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Legimet
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Beigetreten: 12/10/2013

If you have an Intel card, there's a free OpenCL driver.

http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/Beignet/

It's available in Belenos.