[Beowulf] NVIDIA GPUs, CUDA, MD5, and "hobbyists"

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Wed Jun 18 17:46:04 EDT 2008

On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 10:51:04AM -0400, Prentice Bisbal wrote:

> Someone made the inaccurate statement that CUDA programming is difficult
> and time-consuming.

One data point cannot prove that CUDA is easy. There are people out
there claiming that FPGAs are easy to program, because they're one of
the 7 people on the planet for whom programming an FPGA is easy.

I've looked over CUDA and some examples, and while it's better looking
than some of the other GPU programming languages out there, it's clear
that it is more difficult and time-consuming than using traditional
languages on traditional cpus.

-- greg

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