Two steps forward, one step back…

Campy is moving forward, albeit slowly. I have written new classes that models the C++ AMP more fully, and have a run code for a simple “Hello World” example on a NVIDIA GPU.

As it turns out, the package I was using, ManagedCUDA, won’t support Net Standard until that comes out, which might be Fall 2017–but maybe never, as I have checked Net Core 2.0/Net Standard Pre-release 1, and the Net Standard 2.0 package does not work on a simple example. So, I will be taking extra time to write¬†an SWIG-generated¬†library for the CUDA Driver API. It’s likely I will need a similar AMD GPU driver library as well but will do that after a release of Campy that works with NVIDIA GPUs.

In the meanwhile, I learned that there is another library available that is similar to Campy, namely ILGPU. It looks similar, but IMHO it is missing pieces of the C++ AMP programming model. However, you might want to look at that.

–Ken Domino

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