AMD Quietly Funded A Drop-In CUDA Implementation Built On ROCm: It's Now Open-Source

AMD Quietly Funded A Drop-In CUDA Implementation Built On ROCm: It's Now Open-Source

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www.phoronix.com/review/radeon-cuda-zluda

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BombOmOm

This is a big deal as it kills one of the major vendor lock-ins nVidia has. Gives people much more choice in the products they can buy to achieve their tasks.

BloodSlut

amd real af for that

Zarxrax

"AMD decided this year to discontinue funding the effort and not release it as any software product".

So AMD decided that it wasn't worthwhile and so the developer released it on his own. AMDs decisions are just baffling. You still can't even install Pytorch for rocm on Windows.

partial_accumen

So AMD decided that it wasn’t worthwhile and so the developer released it on his own. AMDs decisions are just baffling.

AMD may have done this to avoid legal entanglements. It allows the solution to exist without a full endorsement from AMD and also lets the open source community drive it to where it needs to be as far as features and functionality.

Avatar Eager Eagle

my thoughts too - now I really hope this project has a future in the open source env and it's not just an ambitious endeavor

Cethin

Along with what the other comment says, they could think that the project is in a good position to stand on its own now. It may have needed the funding to get to a good place where people will support it, but I'd bet it's there now.

BloodSlut

novideo's existence setting the bar so low that im giving kudos to a traded for-profit company

rhebucks-zh

AMD now has the secret sauce. Now they need an architecture with proper dual-issue, and even a backport of the CUs onto RDNA3 structures for the RDNA4 lineup would be good, or 2025 RDNA5 would also be good.

Avatar downhomechunk [chicago]

Oddly enough, I've been trying to build rocm on slackware for the past week. It keeps failing out somewhere and throwing a HIP error that I can't figure out. I wonder if this has anything to do with it.