[Numpy-discussion] ANN: PyCuda

Kevin Jacobs <jacobs@bioinformed.com> bioinformed@gmail....
Sun Jun 22 15:04:15 CDT 2008

On Sun, Jun 22, 2008 at 3:58 PM, Andreas Klöckner <inform@tiker.net> wrote:

> PyCuda is based on the driver API. CUBLAS uses the high-level API. Once
> *can*
> violate this rule without crashing immediately. But sketchy stuff does
> happen. Instead, for BLAS-1 operations, PyCuda comes with a class called
> GPUArray that essentially reimplements that part of CUBLAS.

Thanks for the clarification.  That makes perfect sense.  Do you have any
feelings on the relative performance of GPUArray versus CUBLAS?

> PyUblas used to be a dependency of PyCuda, but isn't any more. Where did
> you
> see that reference? It should probably be removed.

The first  part of install.rst still says: "This tutorial will walk you
through the process of building PyUblas."

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