Chapter 4. Software Environment

This chapter gives an overview of the CUDA development tools and the software environments that can host CUDA applications. Sections are devoted to the various tools in the NVIDIA toolkit.

nvcc: the CUDA compiler driver

ptxas: the PTX assembler

cuobjdump: the CUDA object file dump utility

nvidia-smi: the NVIDIA System Management Interface

Section 4.5 describes Amazon’s EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) service and how to use it to access GPU-capable servers over the Internet. This chapter is intended more as a reference than as a tutorial. Example usages are given in Part III of this book.

4.1. nvcc—CUDA Compiler Driver

nvcc is the compiler driver CUDA developers use to translate source code into functional ...

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