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    Default NVIDIA's PTX Back-End For GCC Has Been Published

    Phoronix: NVIDIA's PTX Back-End For GCC Has Been Published

    As part of the work to bring OpenACC 2.0 and NVIDIA GPU support to GCC, a large set of patches were published this morning for adding NVIDIA's PTX back-end to the Free Software Foundation's compiler...

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    Will it give GCC compiled apps any boost on execution?
    I can see FFMPEG and similar projects can seriously take advantage of that.
    Or even GCC itself. Like kernel compilation for example.
    Also, only some special apps can take advantage of this new thingy or theoretically all?(providing they are multiprocess apps)
    is it integer vs floating point sorta thing?
    Last edited by dimko; 12-09-2013 at 12:16 PM. Reason: added more of a question

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    Nice news! Waiting for OpenCL backend

    Quote Originally Posted by dimko View Post
    Will it give GCC compiled apps any boost on execution?
    Only to the applications that use OpenACC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annabel View Post
    Only to the applications that use OpenACC
    And the nvidia binary drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimko View Post
    Will it give GCC compiled apps any boost on execution?
    I can see FFMPEG and similar projects can seriously take advantage of that.
    Or even GCC itself. Like kernel compilation for example.
    Also, only some special apps can take advantage of this new thingy or theoretically all?(providing they are multiprocess apps)
    is it integer vs floating point sorta thing?
    They're already leverage OpenCL. Get in line.

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