[Oisf-users] CUDA Licensing Grunts... (a little off-topic)

Randal T. Rioux randy at procyonlabs.com
Thu Apr 21 02:11:09 UTC 2011

Thanks for this and the other links, Robert. Looks promising - but
definitely a ways to go :-)


On 04/20/2011 07:53 AM, Robert Vineyard wrote:
> Actually a friend of mine recently got hired by Nvidia to create just
> that - an open source implementation of the CUDA libraries - as an
> extension of his PhD thesis, assuming I've been correctly informed.
> Hopefully Nvidia will see fit to foster further work on this and
> other projects:
> http://dank.qemfd.net/dankwiki/index.php/CUDA 
> http://dank.qemfd.net/dankwiki/index.php/CUBAR 
> http://dank.qemfd.net/dankwiki/index.php/Libcudest 
> http://dank.qemfd.net/dankwiki/images/d/d2/Cubar2010.pdf
> There are also others working on such things:
> https://github.com/pathscale/pscnv/wiki/nvidia_compute
> -- Robert Vineyard, CISSP, RHCE Senior Information Security Engineer 
> Georgia Tech Office of Information Technology 404.385.6900
> (office/cell) / 404.894.9548 (fax)
> On 4/19/2011 11:54 PM, Randal T. Rioux wrote:
>> I went to setup a server with a couple GeForce 9600GT cards in it
>> (even though they only support the 1.1 compute capabilities) to
>> test the CUDA aspects of Suricata.
>> I like Arch Linux, so I wanted to use that for a change.
>> It wasn't until I tried to install the CUDA toolkit that I realized
>> it is closed source. I'm not doing RPM mangling for Arch and would
>> never touch Ubuntu (I have my reasons), so this makes me sad.
>> Sadder is that I never noticed this before (always used RHEL or SL
>> when CUDA dabbling).
>> Does anyone know of an open-source challenger to the CUDA feature
>> set / general premise? Something not as vendor-specific (of
>> course). I can understand why NVidia doesn't want us to know how
>> the sausage is made, but it doesn't mean I have to eat it!
>> Thanks, Randy _______________________________________________ 
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