It seems that there is a problem when running multiple-GPUs code in device emulation mode (nvcc --device-emulation).
Here is the draft of a code that will run properly on 2 GPUs, but which will give wrong results when running in emulation mode:
constant device cudevice;
void init(int device)
Then running two threads, with:
thread 1 calling: init(0);
thread 2 calling: init(1);
on two (hardware) GPUs, the constant cudevice will have the following value:
on GPU #0 cudevice==0
and on GPU #1 cudevice==1
When running the same code in device emulation mode, there will be ONLY ONE constant cudevice (which should not be) and that constant will have either the value 0 or 1.
The fact that the constant cudevice is not duplicated in device emulation mode is from my point of view a REAL BUG?!
Comments from any NVIDIA developer are welcome…
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