[plt-scheme] Re: [REQ] OpenCL Binding Cross Platform Testers

From: Jay McCarthy (jay.mccarthy at gmail.com)
Date: Thu Oct 29 00:09:03 EDT 2009

The issue is that OpenCL needs very specific hardware acceleration
drivers that aren't supported by most video cards and none of the
virtualization products I know of support the drivers. Even the Linux
and Windows drivers are only Nvidia betas. It is only deployed on OS X
Snow Leopard with modern Mac hardware, yet all the major players are
behind it and I'd like to have it ready for PLT users when it is more


On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 7:47 PM, Robert H <sigzero at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/28/09 7:18 PM, Jay McCarthy wrote:
>> I am working on a binding for OpenCL [1] but the only hardware I have
>> is an OS X box. If you have Linux or Windows computer with compatible
>> hardware (ie newish Nvidia cards) and are willing to help me get the
>> binding compatible with those, let me know.
>> Jay
>> 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenCL
> If you can't find any I would suggest Parallels or VMWare to run on your
> Mac. Awesome way to test on multiple operating systems.
> Bob
> P.S. There is also VirtualBox, which is free, but I haven't had a good
> experience with it yet.
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Jay McCarthy <jay at cs.byu.edu>
Assistant Professor / Brigham Young University

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