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NVIDIA today announced that LLVM, one of the industry's most popular open source compilers, now supports NVIDIA GPUs, dramatically expanding the range of researchers, independent software vendors (ISVs) and programming languages that can take advantage of the benefits of GPU acceleration.

LLVM is a widely used open source compiler infrastructure, with a modular design that makes it easy to add support for programming languages and processor architectures. The CUDA(R) compiler provides C, C++ and Fortran support for accelerating application using the massively parallel NVIDIA(R) GPUs. NVIDIA has worked with LLVM developers to provide the CUDA compiler source code changes to the LLVM core and parallel thread execution backend. As a result, programmers can develop applications for GPU accelerators using a broader selection of programming languages, making GPU computing more accessible and pervasive than ever before.

I think this is a huge step for computing for the open source community, at least for those that want to use CUDA on a more intimate level than they could previously.

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Edited by thelamacmdr - 5/9/12 at 11:08am
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I'm always torn about Nvidia on the Linux front...on the one hand they're proprietary...but on the other hand at least they go out and give us things that work.
     
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I'm always torn about Nvidia on the Linux front...on the one hand they're proprietary...but on the other hand at least they go out and give us things that work.

That's why i like them, because even though they are obviously in it for the money (common now) yet they care enough about the customers to not be dicks about it. Cause this isn't just Linux, this helps everyone in the FOSS community.
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That's why i like them, because even though they are obviously in it for the money (common now) yet they care enough about the customers to not be dicks about it. Cause this isn't just Linux, this helps everyone in the FOSS community.

They wouldn't be a company nor a successful one without the desire for money, but I think that by providing the source to LLVM they're opening it up so that it's both profitable and helps out the community in a positive way. I'm just curious to see what happens next in terms of parallel computing.
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They wouldn't be a company nor a successful one without the desire for money, but I think that by providing the source to LLVM they're opening it up so that it's both profitable and helps out the community in a positive way. I'm just curious to see what happens next in terms of parallel computing.

Yeah, I'm very curious too. This will make some very interesting changes in FOSS software. Things like Devede (video), or even compression (bzip) will be more interesting as we can use CUDA. Though this extends far far more than that, as I'm sure your aware. =P So I am extremely curious to see the outcome.
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Clever move by nVidia.
I'd still rather see OpenCL being used rather than CUDA, though...
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