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From: Helge Stiemerling
Subject: CUDA support
Date: 10 Oct 2009 12:55:01
Message: <web.4ad0bbb68f67341ad166b50a0@news.povray.org>
how is the state of CUDA-support?


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From: Thorsten Froehlich
Subject: Re: CUDA support
Date: 10 Oct 2009 14:16:53
Message: <4ad0cf95$1@news.povray.org>
Helge Stiemerling wrote:
> how is the state of CUDA-support?

Nowhere, as CUDA is not suitable (read: it is unable) to implement general 
ray-tracing algorithms. All you can do is implement a few special cases.


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From: Nicolas Alvarez
Subject: Re: CUDA support
Date: 11 Oct 2009 16:36:14
Message: <4ad241be@news.povray.org>
Helge Stiemerling wrote:
> how is the state of CUDA-support?

There is no such thing.


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From: nemesis
Subject: Re: CUDA support
Date: 19 Oct 2009 14:56:53
Message: <4adcb675$1@news.povray.org>
Thorsten Froehlich escreveu:
> Helge Stiemerling wrote:
>> how is the state of CUDA-support?
> 
> Nowhere, as CUDA is not suitable (read: it is unable) to implement 
> general ray-tracing algorithms. All you can do is implement a few 
> special cases.

in particular, "the recursive raytracing algorithm" would not be as 
recursive anymore... :P

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From: JAppleyard
Subject: Re: CUDA support
Date: 12 Dec 2009 09:10:01
Message: <web.4b23a32cecd67a95eb316e150@news.povray.org>
People are doing raytracing using CUDA, and getting very good performance
results, but I think the feature-set is quite limited. I understand that the
next NVIDIA GPU architecture will support full C++ on the device side, meaning
recursion will be possible. It also is more focused toward double precision,
which is good.

They're talking about a consumer release Q1 2010, with the HPC release May 2010.


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From: hardit
Subject: Re: CUDA support
Date: 28 Feb 2011 09:40:01
Message: <web.4d6bb297ecd67a95f8fd06120@news.povray.org>
Any progress in POV-ray CUDA support?

Any other raytracer supports GPUs?


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From: Christian Froeschlin
Subject: Re: CUDA support
Date: 28 Feb 2011 14:48:27
Message: <4d6bfc0b$1@news.povray.org>
hardit wrote:

> Any progress in POV-ray CUDA support?

no but here is a somewhat newer thread:

http://news.povray.org/povray.programming/thread/%3Cweb.4d6953405712788cd3fa8b3e0%40news.povray.org%3E/

don't hold your breath though


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