PHORONIX: OpenCL, GLSL Back-End For LLVM May Soon Open Up

K. Macy kmacy at
Mon Aug 29 12:47:11 UTC 2011

On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 2:12 PM, Adrian Chadd <adrian at> wrote:
> Hi,
> Post 18
> This indicates the driver supports CUDA somehow. What's missing is a
> FreeBSD runtime.
> Can someone please do some legwork with this and see if it's possible
> to bring the Linux CUDA SDK up in the linuxulator?

Just to underscore this. There are a number of us that can contribute
to making this happen. However, it is not clear what the missing
pieces are.


> Adrian
> On 29 August 2011 18:13, Hartmann, O. <ohartman at> wrote:
>> Hello out there.
>> Just read this a day ago at Phoronix:
>> I've also read that there is work done on the PTX assembly backend in LLVM
>> for generation code for nVidia GPUs.
>> I'm still grasping for the silky fathem having GPGPU on FreeBSD anyway like
>> CUDA or OpenCL as the Linux and Windows
>> fellows already have as well as the guys from OS X.
>> Since nVidia offers 64bit ready BLOBs for their nice GPUs, I still hope that
>> with LLVM, and maybe a proper OpenCL frontend like
>> CLANG, FreeBSD users will have the chance to execute OpenCL code on a GPU.
>> We use this stuff in science for now (and its done
>> exclusiveley on Linux so far, since we use the CUDA SDK to generate OpenCL
>> 1.1 code executed on TESLA and GTX570 graphics
>> boards which give us impressive performance for our astrodynamical modelling
>> ...).
>> Sorry, if someone feels bothered by my repetitive bringing up this subject
>> ... I still does not have lost all hope for FreeBSD.
>> oh
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