[cfe-dev] Clang and CUDA with C++11 features

Peter Colberg peter at colberg.org
Thu Jun 14 09:52:29 PDT 2012

On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 09:40:05AM -0700, Sean Silva wrote:
> Oh, yeah. idk why but I got the impression that you were trying to get it
> to work while keeping the cuda call syntax (I haven't done any cuda
> programming, but the alternative to the cuda call syntax in the example you
> gave seemed painful to write), even though you explicitly said "Is there a
> way to disable parsing of the CUDA call syntax <<< >>>?"

The CUDA kernel execution syntax is really just syntactic sugar, and
not needed for CUDA programming. My example code using cudaConfigure,
cudaSetupArgument and cudaLaunch seems impractical at first, but with
a C++ wrapper it becomes very convenient to use:

cuda::function<void (int, int*)> f = &kernel_function;
cuda::configure(blocks, threads);

With nvcc and C++98, I was using the following wrapper. It's not the
nicest code, but it will look better with C++11 and variadic templates
to implement cuda::function.


Anyway, the kernel launching is only a side issue ;-).


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