FreeBSD-similar build-from-source Linux?

"C. Bergström" cbergstrom at
Wed Nov 10 12:52:56 UTC 2010

Mark Blackman wrote:
> O. Hartmann wrote:
>> well, my question may sound heretic, but since we use mostly Linux based
>> systems in our scientific environment and FreeBSD seems to lack in
>> severe support in GPGPU/CUDA capable graphics boards
> Hmm, interesting requirement. Sounds like a nice Google SoC project or
> even something funded.
This project is by far too much for a gsoc student not to mention who 
would mentor it...  People throw around the term "GPGPU/CUDA" too much 
and don't realize that it breaks down into...

1) Kernel drivers (not ported to FreeBSD - see PSCNV.. There has other 
related things like drm, firmware. etc)
2) Runtime (do you need CUDA API, OpenCL.. etc)
3) Assembler
4) Code generation (ptx, direct isa.. which can be nv50, nvc0. etc)
5) Programming model (front-end which is typically CUDA/OpenCL or lesser 
known HMPP)

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