gpu programming?

Discussion in 'Programmer's Corner' started by Mathematics!, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Mathematics!

    Thread Starter Senior Member

    Jul 21, 2008
    hi , I have been reading stuff about gpu card programming with cuda , opencl , and DirectCompute.

    What I know is this
    I know DirectCompute is microsofts API for it and they say it runs on vista or windows 7 not anything earlier like xp ,...etc.

    OpenCL this is an api for different programming lanuages like JOCL (java), Python ,...etc
    to do gpu /parrell processing with your graphics card in much the same way as DirectCompute API

    Cudu came out around the 90's era from the wikipedia artical's on it.

    I am wondering if you need specific gpu/graphics cards to use cuda , opencl , and DirectCompute ? And where / what do I need to download to get started doing some test programs to see it work?

    My computer is kind of old it is a dell dimenision 4600
    with NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200.

    Anybody with gpu programming experience out their that can help me get started.
    Thank you. ​
  2. cheezewizz

    Active Member

    Apr 16, 2009