"CUDA is on its way out"

Article: AMD's Analyst Update
By: David Kanter (dkanter.delete@this.realworldtech.com), February 9, 2012 10:49 am
Room: Moderated Discussions
pk (pk@notmyrealaddress.com) on 2/9/12 wrote:
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>David, the quote above is quite a heavy statement. Could you elaborate?
>
>Nvidia would certainly argue that CUDA gives you the absolute best performance
>for the highly parallel applications often run in HPC environments, and those people
>benefit greatly from it. Are you arguing that CUDA will just >stay confined to the HPC space?

What is the performance of CUDA code on an AMD GPU? Or Knight's Corner? I'm pretty sure the performance is very bad compared to the alternatives : )

I agree that CUDA is acceptable where you want to be tied to NV's hardware. For HPC, that might be fine.

But for consumer applications, you need GPU acceleration on ALL hardware platforms. So if you want CUDA, you probably also need OpenCL, etc.

At that point, why would you ever bother with CUDA in the first place?

My point is that proprietary programming models that are tied to hardware with small marketshare are stupid where alternatives exist. Initially there was no alternative to CUDA. Now there is.

David
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