FreeBSD OpenCL/CUDA nVidia

blubee blubeeme gurenchan at
Sun Sep 2 12:00:41 UTC 2018

On Sun, Sep 2, 2018 at 6:47 PM Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at> wrote:

> On Sat, 1 Sep 2018 23:07:46 +0200
> CeDeROM <cederom at> wrote:
> > What is the current AMD/ATI support for Open-Source? Do they provide
> > full GPU specification as opposed to nVidia?
>         AMD/ATI opened up their interfaces and some core source code about
> a
> decade ago they still produce a closed source driver of their own but they
> support the open source Linux video driver apparently enthusiastically
> (according to one report it is now faster than the closed source one).
>         Both Intel and AMD/ATI provide open source OpenCL stacks
>         It really is nVidia that is the odd one out - but they do hold the
> high end of the hardware, the cards gamers and cryptocurrency miners lust
> after are all nVidia.
> --
> Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>
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If you could see the proprietary codebase that some of these  companies
ship, you'd understand why they hesitate to open source it.

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