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    Phoronix: David Airlie's LPC2018 Presentation On An "Open-Source CUDA"

    Last month at the Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC 2018) was a presentation by Red Hat's open-source graphics driver developer David Airlie on creating a vendor-neutral compute stack that theoretically could take on NVIDIA's CUDA dominance...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ideo-Open-CUDA

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    An open-source CUDA still exists: OpenCl

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    • #3
      Originally posted by boboviz View Post
      An open-source CUDA still exists: OpenCl
      Nope, CUDA brings also a Standard Library with many useful features. OpenCL is just a Basis but without more. Compare it with OpenGL and a Rendering Engine.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by boboviz View Post
        An open-source CUDA still exists: OpenCl
        Yes but it was Not Invented Here.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by boboviz View Post
          An open-source CUDA still exists: OpenCl
          This is the thought that came to mind first. You also have Vulkan but I always have considered OpenCL to be there specifically to compete with CUDA.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Nille View Post

            Nope, CUDA brings also a Standard Library with many useful features. OpenCL is just a Basis but without more. Compare it with OpenGL and a Rendering Engine.
            I’m not sure I would imply that big of a difference but even if your description holds it doesn’t make sense to start all over. Instead build on OpenCL! Get the community that is using OpenCL now behind you and you might get some real progress maybe even some help!

            Now i could be missing something completely here, but at this point another GPU compute project is not needed. At least we don’t need something that ignores current infrastructure.

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            • #7
              I think the problem is that OpenCL is hamstrung by Nvidia, and then they don't upgrade to the new versions either. So has political problems, and essentially dead until the holders of power changes.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by grigi View Post
                I think the problem is that OpenCL is hamstrung by Nvidia, and then they don't upgrade to the new versions either. So has political problems, and essentially dead until the holders of power changes.
                They haven't due to SVM requirement but with OpenCL-Next set to make it optional, I am told they will support OpenCL-Next.
                Michael Larabel
                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by grigi View Post
                  I think the problem is that OpenCL is hamstrung by Nvidia, and then they don't upgrade to the new versions either. So has political problems, and essentially dead until the holders of power changes.
                  The president of Khronos Group is a Nvidia guy (Trevett), it's strange...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by boboviz View Post

                    The president of Khronos Group is a Nvidia guy (Trevett), it's strange...
                    Handy having a inside man, even better when at the top

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