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Has anyone here chosen OpenCL over CUDA?

Chaotic42

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I know this post isn't a perfect fit for VC&G, but it seemed like the best place for it.

I'm starting to get into GPU computing and everything I've read seems to indicate that except for portability, CUDA is hands down better for GPU compute than OpenCL. I do like the openness of OpenCL, but it sounds like the ease of use and power of CUDA are just better and in some cases performance seems to just crush OpenCL.

Has anyone here chose OpenCL over CUDA for serious development? If so, what was your rationale?
 
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Illyan

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for machine learning or gpu accelerated neural nets CUDA is the only serious option.
 

Headfoot

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This might be a better fit in a programming subforum. It'll depend on your use case, what libraries you're looking at, whether its an open source project, etc.
 

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