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Subject: Re: [boost] Interest in a GPU computing library
From: Thomas Heller (thom.heller_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-09-18 04:58:41

On 09/18/2012 10:53 AM, Thomas Heller wrote:
> On 09/18/2012 10:38 AM, Beren Minor wrote:
>> Hi Kyle,
>> This seems interesting, but what would be the advantages over Thrust
>> for example, which offers a very stl-like interface (not entirely sure
>> if it is fully stl-compliant)?
>> Your example looks a lot like Thrust, so I'm asking if there are
>> anything new or anything that is Boost specific.
> Thrust is for CUDA only. Thus only for NVIDIA devices (so far).
Oops, guess I am wrong here. Taking a more thorough look at the thrust
documentation it looks like different backends are indeed supported.
> OpenCL is an open standard which (in theory) is supposed to work on
> any device implementing it. Devices which support OpenCL range from
> CPUs to various GPUs, the upcoming Intel MIC accelerator and Cell
> processors.
>> Best,

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