Can anybody point me to the official download location of the Visual Studio .NET 2008 Professional extensions (or plug-in) for OpenCL programming?
I have a Quadro FX 5600 on Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8 and I run VMWare Windows XP 64-bit and its quite fast on my 8-core Xeon 3.2 (Early 2008 MacPro3,1 version; which is compatible with the OpenCL that will run under Snow Leopard).
So I presume I need to do 2 things:
Upgrade to Snow Leopard (tried when it first came out and it failed; perhaps they’ve fixed a few things since then).
Trust that my Quadro FX 5600 will finally be recognized (up to now under Leopard 10.5.8 and earlier 10.5.x versions it has not).
Run my Visual Studio sessions in VMWare 3.0 (will upgrade from latest 2.x version I have) to get going in development.
It would be nice, since OpenCL will likely become a standard, if there were some OpenCL classes also developed for the FLEX4 SDK, or some method of calling OpenCL from FLEX4.
Thanks in advance to anyone who can help get me going. I’ve got a lot of horsepower here but have not been able to utilize it due to ordering the Quadro FX 5600 as part of my MacPro on the Apple Store and NVIDIA has not been responding to my requests to resolve this for about a year now.
I think it’s time to consider an ATI card. I’m a little uncomfortable with the CEO of NVIDIA being the Exec. Chair of the Khronos Group and in charge of validating AMDs submission for OpenCL (since AMD now owns ATI; I don’t like politics getting in the way of developers whose budgets are tight; NVIDIA doesn’t seem to care too much on this as again, they had some arrangement with Apple to sell the Quadro FX 5600 on the Early 2008 (Mac3,1) model MacPro I got yet they keep stone walling me and saying that it’s Apples fault that the device is not recognized as a CUDA device, and Apple Blames NVIDIA. I’ve had it with both of them.
My next system will not be a MacPro, and my next graphics card will not be a NVIDIA card, not one I spend my money on anyway. They need to earn some trust first by backing up the $3k I paid for the first card.