[Oisf-users] OpenCL and Suricata

Anoop Saldanha anoopsaldanha at gmail.com
Thu Mar 29 07:51:51 UTC 2012

On Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 12:18 PM, Victor Julien <victor at inliniac.net> wrote:
> On 03/29/2012 01:11 AM, Hariharan Thantry wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> Wondering if there has been any thought on implementing the content
>> pattern match using OpenCL (in addition to CUDA) as well? Would be
>> happy to help there. Might be useful for Suricata, since OCL stack
>> allows targeting larger number of vendors vs CUDA.
> We actually started with OpenCL before looking at CUDA a few years ago,
> but at the time the drivers were so poor we gave up. Right now we're
> focusing on getting CUDA better first. Once we have that in better shape
> (Anoop is working out a new design), supporting OpenCL should be
> relatively straightforward as the fundamental designs are similar.
> Cheers,
> Victor
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Like Victor said, we are going to have a new design for interfacing
the rest of the engine with the gpu API shortly.   Once we have that
in place Cuda/OpenCL should fit straight in.  But yes, the first goal
would be CUDA.

Anoop Saldanha

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