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09-18-2009, 09:14 PM
Hi. I would like to install pyOpenCL, but I want to know how do I get an openCL implementation for my linux 64bit system? is there an rpm? or is there a source code which has to be compiled?

Thank you for your answer!

09-20-2009, 07:25 AM
The OpenCL API is include on nVidia driver for example.
the OpenCL nVidia sdk is aviable for the Registered Develloper community :

09-20-2009, 03:24 PM
I see, thank you for your answer. It's just that i make some computer simulations and i thought of openCL as an alternative to MPI and such, so I would like to know when will openCL be available for the general public? (at least on linux)

09-20-2009, 05:25 PM
I am also looking to install OpenCL and would like to know the steps I would have to take to be able use OpenCL with a AMD card.

09-23-2009, 11:31 AM
@carl.alv : to obtain the linux driver + gpu sdk, you need only a registration and accept the condition of the nvdeveloper community (https://nvdeveloper.nvidia.com/login.asp) . A little precision : OpenCL (or other GPGPU as cuda) are not alternative of MPI, for huge problem, you should use both (GPGPU with MPI).

@Swedish_Tiger : AMD have also recently publish a beta version of an SDK to use OpenCL : http://developer.amd.com/gpu/ATIStreamS ... fault.aspx (http://developer.amd.com/gpu/ATIStreamSDKBetaProgram/Pages/default.aspx)

09-25-2009, 06:33 AM
To save some the jump to AMD's site: AMD's release of Stream SDK 2.0 beta 3 supports OpenCL but does not make use of GPU acceleration. A list of GPUs supporting OpenCL will be released when available. A new release is scheduled every quarter.

10-20-2009, 09:31 AM
It is at beta 4 now with GPU support...