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Parallel Computing Toolbox GPU using ATI with Stream?

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Curtis
Curtis on 23 Nov 2011
Answered: Royi Avital on 24 Mar 2015
Have anyone heard anything about the Parallel toolbox supporting GPU computing using ATI graphics cards with their Stream Technology?
It looks like ATI Stream technology supports BLAS Level 3 functions, which is the basis of LAPACK, which is the basis of Matlab, so I don't see technically why not.
As a rule we try to avoid hardware and vendor lock-in whenever possible and the ATI cost savings over Nvidia can’t be ignored in this fiscal climate.

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 23 Nov 2011
GPU computing is currently only supported for CUDA; there is no OpenCL support at this time.
I have no idea whether MathWorks has any OpenCL plans (I'm just a user from a research organization); that is something you should ask MathWorks sales.

Royi Avital
Royi Avital on 24 Mar 2015
There 2 main things I want in MATLAB:
  1. OpenCL support so we'll be able to use AMD graphics card which have great Double Precision support (As opposed to nVidia).
  2. Better far improved JIT engine. The world has made tremendous progress in the field of JIT engines. We want to see it in MATLAB as well.

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