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How to write a CUDA kernel in ocaml?
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Date: 2009-12-15 (16:07)
From: Basile STARYNKEVITCH <basile@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] How to write a CUDA kernel in ocaml?
Eray Ozkural wrote:
> Hello there,
> I've looked at the CUDA bindings for ocaml, but it seems the kernels
> were in C, am I right? How can I write the kernel in ocaml? I have an
> ocaml program that is badly in need of parallelization and it fits the
> NVIDIA architecture. If ocaml changes are required please explain to
> me a little, I have sufficient knowledge of compilers, I've worked on
> a commercial C-to-FPGA compiler project for 2 years. Of course it
> would be best if I can just handle it with a makefile :)

You cannot do that today easily.

The French OpenGPU project -funded by French public money http://www.competitivite.gouv.fr/spip.php?article581 (in which 
I will be a partner)- will start in january 2010 to deal with such issues (probably with OpenCL, not CUDA). There won't 
be usable results soon (and I have no idea if at end of the project, there will be a simple solution to your problem).

You could try to help the OpenGPU partners involved. Ask Emmanuel Chailloux (in CC).

If you need today to call a CUDA kernel from Ocaml, you have to use C!


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