[Bf-committers] CUDA compiler open-sourced

Reuben Martin reuben.m at gmail.com
Wed Dec 14 23:54:15 CET 2011

The devil is in the details. Nobody really knows yet, as they have only made 
the announcement. I don't think you can actually get ahold of anything yet. 
And they haven't indicated what licenese it is to be released under.


On Thursday, December 15, 2011 12:47:32 AM Davis Sorenson wrote:
> To quote from the linked article:
> "NVIDIA today announced that *it will provide the source code* for the new
> NVIDIA® CUDA® LLVM-based compiler *to academic researchers and
> software-tool vendors*, enabling them to more easily add GPU support for
> more programming languages and support CUDA applications on alternative
> processor architectures."
> While It does mention opening (In the title) and source code, the wording
> is a bit strange. Do they mean that it will be "Shared-source" like some
> Microsoft products, or do they mean that it will be under an open-source
> license? Just thought I would point this out. Either way this is good news,
> but if it's real open-source it's much better news.
> Davis
> On Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 12:42 AM, Reuben Martin <reuben.m at gmail.com> wrote:
> > With all the headaches of trying to make Cycles work properly with
> > OpenCL, I
> > thought it was interesting that Nvidia has now open sourced with CUDA
> > compiler
> > as well as the documentation of the intermediate representation.
> > 
> > 
> > http://pressroom.nvidia.com/easyir/customrel.do?easyirid=A0D622CE9F579F0
> > 9&version=live&releasejsp=release_157&xhtml=true&prid=831864
> > 
> > In theory, this could mean that CUDA could eventually be ported to
> > non-nvidia
> > architectures.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > -Reuben

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