NVIDIA CUDA 2.1 Beta Released
Phoronix: NVIDIA CUDA 2.1 Beta Released
Just in time before many of NVIDIA's engineers leave for the holidays, the first beta of CUDA 2.1 has been released. The beta for version 2.1 of the Compute Unified Device Architecture brings a few changes to both the SDK and Toolkit.The only major change in the CUDA 2.1 Beta Toolkit is improved OpenGL interoperability by only copying shared buffers through the host memory when CUDA and OpenGL are running on different GPUs...
Seems like they're releasing new stuff every week.
Damn those bastards for paying attention to linux. It totally screws up the "oh ya but what happens they stop supporting it and the sky starts falling" rhetoric.
Originally Posted by Vadi
"no support for OpenCL yet"
wait, you mean that thing that was just made official a couple weeks ago?
I don't know if you guys are trying to harsh on NVIDIA, or if you just have really high expectations, but come on, guys. Let's be serious here.
Well said. Phoronix always praises AMD/ATI and I wonder if they're getting somehow paid for it? I can't explain it otherwise. NVidia is superior to AMD/ATI in every aspect with their binary drivers, yet someone who doesn't know gets it backwards by reading Phoronix articles.
Last edited by RealNC; 12-20-2008 at 01:49 AM.
Guys, it's true that Phoronix is pro-AMD, but this news item really is non-news.
I just re-read it and I*cannot see where it puts Nvidia down. No OpenCL*support is not a negative statement!*Nvidia has confirmed it will layer OpenCL*atop CUDA and we know they will probably be the first to release an implementation - it makes sense to check for OpenCL and report if it's there or not (with a lot of fanfare if it *is* there).
Remember, this article is not talking about drivers. It's simply talking about a beta release of a product used by a small minority of developers and reports that there are no ground-breaking features. That's it!
Originally Posted by Dragonlord
fanboy?? ahahah. no, i'm an ATI user and always have been an ATI user. I have an ATI 2600XT. before i had a radeon 9600xt. so shutup before saying i'm an nvidia fanboy. if your question is: "so why are you an ati user?". very simple: their cards generally cost 20-30€ less. it's just a matter of money.
anyways if you can't understand that michael is pro-AMD then I don't care. not everyone is smart enough to read with a brain.
It's true that since it's a completely new API we need to set our expectations realistically, but when the spec was made public has virtually no connection to the amount of time NVidia has been able to work on it. They probably had access to the earliest drafts and have been working on an implementation for months. The same goes for the other GPU vendors too.
Originally Posted by jeffro-tull
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