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NVIDIA Publicly Releases Its OpenCL Linux Drivers

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Published on 28 September 2009 03:34 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA
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It's been no secret that NVIDIA has been working on an OpenCL Linux driver for their graphics processors just as AMD has been doing, but up until now their beta drivers were only available to registered NVIDIA developers. Today though -- on the same day as NVIDIA's OpenCL driver launch for Windows -- they have made their OpenCL support publicly available.

From the OpenCL download page is all of the NVIDIA OpenCL work, which includes the NVIDIA 190.29 display driver for Linux x86 and Linux x86_64 that implements OpenCL 1.0 in all of its glory. NVIDIA's Open Computing Language support will work with any NVIDIA graphics processor that is CUDA-enabled.

For Linux, NVIDIA also has its GPU Computing SDK as well as code samples and an OpenCL Visual Profiler. Now it's time to get some OpenCL benchmarks within the Phoronix Test Suite as we await AMD to officially ready their GPU Linux driver with an OpenCL 1.0 implementation.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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