Making It Easier To Deploy CUDA On Fedora
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 28 April 2015 at 07:49 AM EDT. Add A Comment
FEDORA --
While Fedora 21 ships with decent OpenCL support, if you're running the binary NVIDIA graphics driver on Fedora Linux and wishing to use CUDA-accelerated programs, it's a little bit easier today thanks to a new third-party package repository.

Fedora developer Simone Caronni has setup a third-party RPM repository with CUDA-enabled programs set up for Fedora 21. The current programs include the NVENC-enabled version of FFmpeg, CUDA and FFmpeg enablement for the Blender 3D creation software, and support for the CUDA-based ccminer for those mining crypto-currencies. These programs are built for NVIDIA's CUDA 6.5+ and thus makes it relevant to just the newer NVIDIA graphics processors on the modern proprietary driver.


Those wishing to find out more or wishing to learn how to tap this repository can see this blog post.

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