Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Hardware News › [Phoronix] Speeding Up The Linux Kernel With Your GPU
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Phoronix] Speeding Up The Linux Kernel With Your GPU - Page 4

post #31 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by sLowEnd;13436164 
Nvidia is funding this development, and without their funding, no work can be done.

If someone pays you to do something to their specs, you do it to their specs.

How can I get a distro that has GPU accelerated kernel?
High Voltage
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core I7 920 4.4GHZ Evga X58 3X SLI XFX RADEON HD 7970 6 gigs of ocz 1600 ddr3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
2 60 gb phoenix pros raid 0 samsung W7 64 bit Corsair 950 TX 
Case
HAF 922 
  hide details  
Reply
High Voltage
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core I7 920 4.4GHZ Evga X58 3X SLI XFX RADEON HD 7970 6 gigs of ocz 1600 ddr3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
2 60 gb phoenix pros raid 0 samsung W7 64 bit Corsair 950 TX 
Case
HAF 922 
  hide details  
Reply
post #32 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brutuz;13432413 
How is it his fault? The company doing this should have gone OpenCL instead of CUDA, and to be quite frank this would be the first non F@H related thing that CUDA/PhysX actually does that I would regard as a selling point, the rest are practically worthless.
Just because you don't know about them, it does not make them worthless.

For example, NVIDIA GPGPUs power some Wall Street High-frequency trading. This is worth more than you can imagine....
Quote:
Originally Posted by Z Overlord;13434884 
Cool I guess. But Linux just can't replace Windows for me and thousands of others. And that's a big number to Linux.
Sure it has... you just don't realize it. While Windows may be on your desktop, you do utilize Linux everyday.
Once again...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
Once again...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
post #33 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom1121;13436542 
How can I get a distro that has GPU accelerated kernel?
Quote:
While it sounds like a novel concept, this is more of a research project at this point and there are a few factors that basically rule out this "KGPU" project from making much mainstream adoption for the foreseeable future.

Short answer: you can't as of yet.
post #34 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by mushroomboy;13433963 
Have you ever thought that OpenCL wasn't designed for this? CUDA was, but it's not using strictly CUDA but being based off CUDA. If AMD had the hardware to support the operations it could easily be ported and done, since they don't offer it currently then it's not as easy as OpenCL.

[edit] So apparently OpenCL was an option, but I'm wondering if they would have had to do extra work to get OpenCL to work. I'm guessing CUDA has the work done already which is why they chose it.

I'm guessing the extra work for OpenCL isn't worth it as nVidia cards aren't as efficient in OpenCL as they are in CUDA and on top of that, fglrx still isn't anywhere near the best driver for Linux.
Quote:
Originally Posted by TFL Replica;13436529 
It's funded research. Some of the responses in this thread are at a level of absurdity I didn't even know existed!

True enough, it's exactly the same as TWIMTBP, but fglrx would probably stop it working well anyway with OpenCL.
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo;13436582 
Just because you don't know about them, it does not make them worthless.

For example, NVIDIA GPGPUs power some Wall Street High-frequency trading. This is worth more than you can imagine....

I should have added "That I know of", sorry.
My system
(23 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570k @ 4.5Ghz ASRock Z77 Pro3 Powercolor Radeon HD7950 3GB @ 1150/1350 4x4GB G.Skill Ares 2000Mhz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 250GB Western Digital Black 1TB WD1002FAEX Seagate Barracuda 3TB ST3000DM001 Samsung Spinpoint EcoGreen 2TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Pioneer DVR-220LBKS Noctua NH-D14 Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1850rpm Corsair AF140 Quiet Edition 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Arcitc Cooling Acclero Twin Turbo II Arch Linux x86-64, amdgpu BenQ G2220HD BenQ G2020HD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine III Year of the Snake, Cherry Blue Silverstone Strider Plus 600w CoolerMaster CM690 II Black and White SteelSeries Sensei Professional 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Artisan Hien Mid Japan Black Large ASUS Xonar DX NZXT Sentry Mesh 30w Fan Controller 
  hide details  
Reply
My system
(23 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 3570k @ 4.5Ghz ASRock Z77 Pro3 Powercolor Radeon HD7950 3GB @ 1150/1350 4x4GB G.Skill Ares 2000Mhz CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 250GB Western Digital Black 1TB WD1002FAEX Seagate Barracuda 3TB ST3000DM001 Samsung Spinpoint EcoGreen 2TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Pioneer DVR-220LBKS Noctua NH-D14 Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1850rpm Corsair AF140 Quiet Edition 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Arcitc Cooling Acclero Twin Turbo II Arch Linux x86-64, amdgpu BenQ G2220HD BenQ G2020HD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky Shine III Year of the Snake, Cherry Blue Silverstone Strider Plus 600w CoolerMaster CM690 II Black and White SteelSeries Sensei Professional 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Artisan Hien Mid Japan Black Large ASUS Xonar DX NZXT Sentry Mesh 30w Fan Controller 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hardware News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Hardware News › [Phoronix] Speeding Up The Linux Kernel With Your GPU