"CUDA is on its way out"

Article: AMD's Analyst Update
By: Anon (no.delete@this.thanks.com), February 9, 2012 6:11 pm
Room: Moderated Discussions
David Kanter (dkanter@realworldtech.com) on 2/9/12 wrote:
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>The bottom line is that I don't think Nvidia is in a position to push a proprietary
>standard and get it adopted by the broader industry. HPC folks are probably fine,
>but I have a very hard time seeing mainstream software developers voluntarily choosing CUDA over the alternatives.
>
>Now you can argue that perhaps they will choose CUDA + something else, but I'm skeptical.

Don't know about AMP and OpenACC, but when discussing potential implementations of an app that would benefit from massive parallelism, the developers with experience that I talked to unanimously said to use CUDA unless you absolutely had to run on non-NVidia HW. They went so far as to suggest developing/debugging in CUDA and then porting to OpenCL if necessary, just because the developer experience is so much better.

Also, there does seem to be a limited opening of CUDA going on: http://pressroom.nvidia.com/easyir/customrel.do?easyirid=A0D622CE9F579F09&releasejsp=release_157&prid=831864

Not sure how seriously to take it. Longer-term, I agree that CUDA needs to become an open standard to survive.
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