[cfe-dev] CUDA again: what is supported (and what is not)
luca.atzori at cern.ch
Thu Jun 11 09:50:11 PDT 2015
I'm trying to take stock of the situation about clang's CUDA support.
The informations I found around the web are very fragmentary and sometimes
contradictory, so I decided to open this post to clarify, and perhaps help
others in the same situation.
*Question: is there some way to generate ASTs without touching to the
These are more or less the informations I found.
1) Looking at the official repositories (this mirror
<https://github.com/llvm-mirror/clang> for example) it seems that some
work is in progress, but of course far away from completion.
2) After a brief chat on the official IRC Channel
<http://irc.lc/oftc/clang/irctc@@@> , some users confirmed me that
end-to-end compilation isn't supported, but that they internally have some
parser that runs quite well (?). They also linked me the D9506
<http://reviews.llvm.org/D9506> , D9507 <http://reviews.llvm.org/D9507>
and D9509 <http://reviews.llvm.org/D9509> patches.
3) Some projects claim that they can parse CUDA with clang. I'm referring in
particular to CU2CL <http://chrec.cs.vt.edu/cu2cl/> (cited in this
4) It is not clear to me if using some other tools, like libnvvm, is
possible to at least generate LLVM IR from CUDA source (and then maybe
compile it on x86?). (Or maybe only from PTX? Is that the so called NVVM
Any answer about any possible solution will be very appreciated!
Thanks in advance,
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