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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 20:34:03 +0100

2012/12/23 Markus Bergholz <address@hidden>:
> On Sun, Dec 23, 2012 at 7:35 PM, José Luis García Pallero
> <address@hidden> wrote:
>> 2012/12/23 John W. Eaton <address@hidden>:
>> > On 23-Dec-2012, Markus Bergholz wrote:
>> >
>> > | only work if you have a cuda card and driver!), or one day the Cuda
>> > stuff and
>> > | licence gets tolareted by Octave developers.
>> >
>> > Octave's license isn't going to change, so I don't think we have a
>> > choice to someday "tolerate" a non-free, GPL-incompatible license.
>> > I'm not interested in linking Octave with non-free software, or
>> > encouraging people to do so.  What we need is to have software that
>> > does the job of working with the GPU that is distributed under terms
>> > that are compatible with the GPL.
>> I totally agree with this.
>> One solution could be, for example, to use ViennaCL
>> ( There is distributed under MIT
>> license, that is compatible with the GPL. It contains an
>> implementation if BLAS and some matrix decompositions in OpenCL. But
>> it has a problem (or I think it is a problem): is possible to use
>> OpenCL code without using non-free software? About the library
>> implementation, exists pocl (, but AFAIK
>> only produces code for CPUs. An the last problem is: is possible to
>> run code in a GPU without the privative drivers?
> With the Open AMD Driver, yes/soon :D

And someone knows if the Intel HD graphics 4000 (present in Ivy Bridge
processors and with OpenCL support) needs a propietary or free driver?

José Luis García Pallero
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