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Thomas DingesDec 11, 2011 10:33 am 
Davis SorensonDec 11, 2011 10:38 am 
Thomas DingesDec 11, 2011 10:50 am 
Yousef HurfoushDec 11, 2011 11:35 am 
Wolfgang FähnleDec 11, 2011 12:39 pm 
Brecht Van LommelDec 12, 2011 2:45 pm 
Subject:Re: [Bf-committers] Bundling CUDA Kernels on all plattforms
From:Brecht Van Lommel (
Date:Dec 12, 2011 2:45:00 pm


The reason to not support 1.2 and lower is mostly so that we don't have to drop support for them again in one of the next releases when we add more features. I don't want to add support for an architecture that we might not be able to support anymore in the next release.

Regarding bundling CUDA kernels, I'll ask Sergey to do it for Linux builds. For Mac there's not much point I think, as far as I know they're not selling computers with NVidia cards that have shader model 1.3 or newer, all the high end computers have ATI.


On Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 9:39 PM, Wolfgang Fähnle <> wrote:

Hi, i start an initiative on BA to build older Cuda kernels and upload it to It would be nice if some builder compile 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2 kernels for all plattforms. I have upload these kernels for linux 64 on my dropbox account.

You will find the link in the thread.

Cheers, mib.

Am 11.12.2011, 20:36 Uhr, schrieb Yousef Hurfoush <>:


I have to agree with this, as compiling the kernel takes 15 or so minutes and nearly crashes my computer. And after that it didn't even work (It said it was out of memory, probably because my card is so old. It's a geforce 8600GT).

i do have the same card, even thought it is 5 years old it renders as 1/2 my this year i5/2500 CPU. so it worth bundling 1.0 1.1 1.2 kernels too, even people with old cards wants to at least test cycles gpu.

Regards Yousef Harfoush