I've been eagerly waiting for a new release of CUDA, with the hope that some annoying bugs had been resolved. Well, a new release is out, but the bugs are still there.
I’m starting to be quite frustrated by this fact. I’m using CUDA for my degree thesis, and since a few weeks I’ve essentially stopped development because of these bugs. CUDA technology looks very promising, NVidia is investing much effort on it, and so do I, but still these bugs sometimes just vanify my will to use it.
I’ve just installed che driver and the toolkit of CUDA 2.0beta2 on a fresh 7.10 Ubuntu install. First of all, there is the driver installer bug that prevents the installation to be fully functional: if I install the driver and reboot, the X server falls in low-graphics mode and I have to reinstall the driver to make it function properly.
Then, the nasty bug I’ve been reporting is still there, worse than before.
I’m not attacking NVidia and the like. But how can I effectively work with CUDA, when I can’t even be sure that my compiler is correct?