FreeBSD OpenCL/CUDA nVidia

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at
Sat Sep 1 17:23:04 UTC 2018

On 9/1/18 11:14 AM, CeDeROM wrote:
> Great idea! Workplan and TODO list from FreeBSD to nVidia could be really
> helpful and productive for both parties :-)
> Anyone taking care of X11/nVidia at this point?

No, they have always been closed source, no details disclosing folts

> How about Open-Source NV driver? Any chance this one could support
> CUDA/OpenCL?

Stop dreaming, this will never happen, NVIDIA has long history of not 
disclosing details of their chips internals, and no sane programmer will 
waste time on the stuff from company that has longstanding attitude line 
NVIDIA's one.

If you program that, I will say hooray, and simultaneously will tell you 
my condolences in advance as quite soon your driver will die because of 
lack on information from NVIDIA. Which I predict will happen even if you 
once get all information you need. This is my (and not only my) loooong 


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Valeri Galtsev
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Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
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