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Date:      Sat, 21 Nov 2009 11:28:03 +0000
From:      Anton Shterenlikht <mexas@bristol.ac.uk>
To:        usleepless@gmail.com
Cc:        Anton Shterenlikht <mexas@bristol.ac.uk>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org, "Daniel C. Dowse" <dcdowse@gmx.net>
Subject:   Re: GPUs on FBSD?
Message-ID:  <20091121112802.GA70284@mech-cluster241.men.bris.ac.uk>
In-Reply-To: <c39ec84c0911201111k2404dea1oe7303ecd6bea8c05@mail.gmail.com>
References:  <20091120114657.GA22584@mech-cluster241.men.bris.ac.uk> <20091120181629.3e1a3aee.dcdowse@gmx.net> <c39ec84c0911201111k2404dea1oe7303ecd6bea8c05@mail.gmail.com>

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On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 08:11:57PM +0100, usleepless@gmail.com wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 6:16 PM, Daniel C. Dowse <dcdowse@gmx.net> wrote:
> 
> > On Fri, 20 Nov 2009 11:46:57 +0000
> > Anton Shterenlikht <mexas@bristol.ac.uk> wrote:
> >
> > > Anybody knows of working GPUs under FBSD on any arch?
> > > Any advice?
> > >
> >
> > I using a nvidia fx5500 with the latest driver 173.14.22 on i386 and
> > it works perfect. And it was no pain to get 3d working for games.
> >
> > I am still wondering what this thread is actually about: is it about
> hardware accelerated video or about offloading general computation to the
> GPU ( CUDA et al. ).

the latter. My question was about HPC application of GPUs. Use of GPGPUs
for HPC under linux is growing very fast, with cuda and opencl. However,
I doubt any GPUs will be supported on fbsd. At least not at this stage.
Unless somebody knows better?

many thanks

-- 
Anton Shterenlikht
Room 2.6, Queen's Building
Mech Eng Dept
Bristol University
University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TR, UK
Tel: +44 (0)117 331 5944
Fax: +44 (0)117 929 4423



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