Hi, I'm kind of embarrassed by my bitter post, must have been a
bad day :).
On Tuesday, 16 December 2014 at 19:49:37 UTC, Shehzan wrote:
We also support CPU and OpenCL backends along with CUDA. This
way, you can use the same ArrayFire code to run across any of
those technologies without changes. All you need to do is link
the correct library.
Cool, this was reason enough to avoid using NPP until now.
I've certainly found desirable to be able to target OpenCL, CPU
or CUDA indifferently from the same codebase. What I'd like more
than a library of functions though is an abstracted compute API.
This would be a compiler from your own compute language to OpenCL
C or CUDA C++ also an API wrapper. That would probably mean to
leave some features behind to have the intersection. Similar to
bgfx but for compute APIs, which has a shader compiler to many
We used a BSD 3-Clause license to make it easy for everyone to
use in their own projects.
Here is a blog I made about implementing Conway's Game of Life
demonstrates how easy it is to use ArrayFire.
Our goal is to make it easy for people to get started with GPU
programming and break down the barrier for non-programmers to
use the hardware efficiently. I agree that complex algorithms
require more custom solutions, but once you get started, things
become much easier.
Your example is indeed very simple, so I guess it has its uses.