FreeBSD-similar build-from-source Linux?

"C. Bergström" cbergstrom at
Wed Nov 10 19:12:39 UTC 2010

O. Hartmann wrote:
>> The NVIDIA FreeBSD driver provides the cuda libraries for linux 
>> compatibilty.
>> So 32-bit Linux Cuda applications should work on FreeBSD.
> There are some other, very serious questions. AMD calims that they 
> made the specs of their 3D chipset internals public.
The docs had big missing chunks which I tried to get clarification on 
and got some help and then it just one day stopped
> There is OpenCL as an open standard
Try to find the validation test suite.. ($$$)
> , there is the CLANG/LLVM project even for FreeBSD
Apple licenses it and doesn't publish all opencl work. (or I think may 
not even contribute to the opencl side at all anymore.. someone correct me)
> to become the new standard compiler and, not at last, there is work 
> done on drivers for AMD graphics boards but there is no, not even 
> rudimentary, support for GPGPU. I preferr a clean open source 
> solution, but at the moment, it seems to be the best and easiest path 
> to switch to an operating system that is fully supported, even 64 bit.
Side question - Why care in the least bit about AMD?  Their hw sucks and 
their software is a joke..  (if you bought Evergreen I'm sorry..)

There's no such thing as a complete open source GPGPU solution as of 
today (to the best of my knowledge)


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