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From Nakul Jindal <naku...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Package jcuda of other platforms in the extra jar
Date Thu, 24 Aug 2017 19:18:17 GMT
+1

This would help us with deploying on power pc machines without having to "cross compile".
(There is no protobuf compiler for powerpc, but that is a different issue, different thread).


-Nakul



> On Aug 24, 2017, at 12:07 PM, Niketan Pansare <npansar@us.ibm.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> Currently, we only package jcuda's linux shared libraries in our python pip
> package (as most SystemML developers use linux for testing the GPU
> backend). This makes it difficult to use the GPU backend on other platform
> via our Python APIs. To improve the usability, I would suggest that we
> package the jcuda jars of other platforms as well. The drawback of this
> approach is that size of the extra jar will increase.
> 
> Please let me know your thoughts.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Niketan Pansare
> IBM Almaden Research Center
> E-mail: npansar At us.ibm.com
> http://researcher.watson.ibm.com/researcher/view.php?person=us-npansar

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