CUDA GPU emulation

Hello All,

I am about to begin research with a university group using CUDA and GCGPU. We do not yet have the necessary NVIDIDA hardware, and I was wondering if there was a way to run CUDA and the software we create through some sort of emulated GPU. I tried to install CUDA on my machine at home (no NVIDIA card) and it said I had none of the necessary drivers. Is there a way to get around this? We will soon have a card (or hopefully a Tesla server through a grant), but we wanted to get a head start.


David Ross

You can use device emulation. Install the toolkit and SDK and select the Emudebug or Emurelease targets in Visual Studio. If you are using Linux, compile with the --deviceemu flag

Thanks a lot, will do.