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Date:      Tue, 5 Dec 2017 18:23:27 +1030
From:      Shane Ambler <FreeBSD@ShaneWare.Biz>
To:        FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: CUDA under FreeBSD
Message-ID:  <0545699d-9df7-ced2-4990-27e3ecb8e531@ShaneWare.Biz>
In-Reply-To: <34331.107.77.207.211.1512384505.squirrel@cosmo.uchicago.edu>
References:  <34331.107.77.207.211.1512384505.squirrel@cosmo.uchicago.edu>

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On 04/12/2017 21:19, galtsev@kicp.uchicago.edu wrote:
> 
> On Mon, December 4, 2017 4:24 am, Carmel NY wrote:
>> Out of morbid curiosity, I was wondering if anyone could tell me
>> the real reason that Nvidia does not support CUDA under
> 
> Arrogance would be my guess.

The morbid part is that they give us the linux libcuda, so we should be
able to run linux binaries that use cuda, just not native apps.

>> FreeBSD? Also, what are the realistic expectations for it getting 
>> supported shortly?
> 
> Zero is my estimate. The way to let one's steam about them is just
> not to buy ther hardware. Their attitude to open sourse and
> unwillingness to disclose details of their hardware was always much
> worse than that of their competitors (ATI/AMD, matrox...).
> 
> This is just my opinion based on my subjective observations.

I'm sure on an episode of bsdnow, they mentioned asking an nvidia dev
at one of the conferences and they said there shouldn't be any technical
reason, it just isn't enabled in the build and they would look into it.
Still hasn't helped any.


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Shane Ambler




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