FreeBSD, GPGPU and OpenCL/CUDA
Pieter de Goeje
pieter at degoeje.nl
Mon Aug 16 14:18:39 UTC 2010
On Monday 16 August 2010 15:47:13 emorras at xroff.net wrote:
> Ivan Klymenko <fidaj at ukr.net> escribió:
> > В Sat, 14 Aug 2010 11:53:10 +0200
> > "O. Hartmann" <ohartman at mail.zedat.fu-berlin.de> пишет:
> > I think that OpenCL can be activated in FreeBSD, if you add the
> > necessary extensions for clang/llvm ...
> > http://clang.llvm.org/docs/LanguageExtensions.html#vectors
> Yes, you can compile OpenCL but you can't execute the resulting app.
> > and a few links on the topic ...
> > http://www.khronos.org/message_boards/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=2314
> > http://llvm.org/Users.html
> > Am I right?
> Yes, but again, freebsd has not nvidia/ati drivers that allows it.
> There were some improvements in 8.0 that allow use the new nvidia
> drivers, but for now there's no opencl/cuda for us.
I think it might be worthwhile to contact nVidia directly about this. To raise
awareness that there are people using FreeBSD for HPC and that they very much
would like to see OpenCL/CUDA supported.
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