Nouveau NVC0 Enables Compute Support For Fermi GPUs
Written by Michael Larabel in Mesa on 8 November 2015 at 11:14 AM EST. Add A Comment
The latest Nouveau Gallium3D driver work enables compute support for GeForce GTX 400/500 "Fermi" graphics cards.

But before getting too excited, this isn't complete support nor is it good enough yet for executing your complex OpenCL kernels. The current state just handles simple compute kernels like for reading MP performance counters.

Samuel Pitoiset did this compute support as part of his work on reverse-engineering NVIDIA's hardware performance counters for Nouveau. The last commit enabling the compute support just landed in Mesa Git.
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