LLVM Clang Begins Working On CUDA 9.0 Support
Written by Michael Larabel in Compiler on 9 September 2017 at 01:55 PM EDT. 4 Comments
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A Google developer has begun work on extending LLVM Clang's CUDA support to cover CUDA 9.

CUDA 9 is currently in release candidate stage and focuses on next-gen Volta GPU support, library optimizations, and more.

Google developer Artem Belevich has begun extending Clang's CUDA support for covering CUDA 9.0, but it's still in its very early stages.

Details in this commit while the more interesting work is yet to come. SM70 references in that commit are in reference to Volta.

CUDA code can be compiled with Clang but still depends upon the NVIDIA driver and CUDA SDK for execution. CUDA 7.0, 7.5, and 8.0 are currently supported with CUDA. Those wanting to compile CUDA code with Clang can find more details via the LLVM documentation. It's interesting to see Google's continued work in this area.
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