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Re: nVIDIA cuBLAS and GNU Octave

From: José Luis García Pallero
Subject: Re: nVIDIA cuBLAS and GNU Octave
Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2012 16:09:51 +0100

2012/12/23 Markus Bergholz <address@hidden>:
> On Sun, Dec 23, 2012 at 3:02 AM, José Luis García Pallero
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Has someone seen this about nVIDIA cuBLAS and GNU Octave?
> Yes, we'd talk about this in #octave on freenode last week ;)
> It's very cool and everyone wants it.  But unfortunately the licence from
> GNU Octave and Cude are not compatible as far as i know.

Yes, CUDA is not free software

> So you have to wait until someone build something similar with OpenCL (this
> would work with Intel and AMDI/ATI GPU too, not just Nvidia), or you have to

Exists an implementation of BLAS and other linear algebra called
ViennaCL ( It is under MIT license,
so it could be used in Octave

> do the Cuda stuff for yourself (if you patch it, imho this octave version
> will only work if you have a cuda card and driver!), or one day the Cuda
> stuff and licence gets tolareted by Octave developers.


José Luis García Pallero
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