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Re: Mathematica 8

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  • Subject: [mg113904] Re: Mathematica 8
  • From: Leonid Shifrin <lshifr at gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 07:01:16 -0500 (EST)

Hi Murray,

My understanding is that ATI cards support (or will support in the nearest
future) the
new OpenCL standard, which is very similar to CUDA but is open  source and
is
supported by all major graphics cards manufacturers, including NVidia.
OpenCL
has a direct support in Mathematica8 through the OpenClLink, similarly to
CUDA
support through CUDALink. This is a very new standard though, and it is less

mature than CUDA at the moment.

Regards,
Leonid


On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 1:31 PM, Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>wrote:

> Does ATI/AMD offer anything like CUDA that might be the target of future
> Mathematica development?
>
> I ask because I'd hate to think I'd be condemned to using ATI/AMD
> graphics cards to take advantage of the GPU from Mathematica. I say this
> since my experience over many years is that nVidia graphics drivers have
> been less stable than ATI drivers. (But that's just my own experience,
> and of course others' may vary.)
>
> On 11/16/2010 5:05 AM, John Fultz wrote:
> >
> > Other new features related to this functionality include support for CUDA
>
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