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OpenCL & CUDA GPU support

It would be nice to have (relatively) easy access to the dedicated GPU's on our Win10 PC's, and OpenCL support for the AMD Drivers & CUDA for NVidia drivers etc.

What I am thinking on specifically (although there are many many uses for it and CUDA support) is hashing functions that are lackluster within windows itself, but benefit immensely within Linux and Unix.

Cryptocurrency mining for example, is known to be much faster on Linux systems than Windows. Do you see any support for OpenCL and/or CUDA in the future?

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    Zachary Bolt shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    on the backlog  ·  AdminCraig (Program Manager, Windows Developer) responded  · 

    Hey WSL users, as many of you have been asking for an update: we still do not have anything on the books yet for this feature, but we have NOT forgotten this request.

    As we navigate requirements and evaluate our WSL work, we ask that you please continue voicing your desires and upvoting this issue. Feel free to ping me on twitter @CraigWilhite to tell me more about how you’d like to see this feature in WSL.

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      • Abdulrahman Alamoudi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I really appresiate the wsl team efforts but what's the point of wsl for ***developers*** if you don't plan to support gpu passthrough. nowadays many applications needs this feature. please do plan for it +1.

      • David Jung commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The biggest reason I couldn't move from Ubuntu to Windows so far (Another one is I/O performance.)

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add this! It would be VERY nice not to have to reboot off Win10 and into Ubuntu for machine learning.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If WSL supports CUDA as well as other NVIDIA development kits, I will end up rebooting into ubuntu when I use deep learning frameworks.

      • Vladimir Voznesensky commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There seems to be two ways to realize such a feature:
        1. Create a WSL-specific icd library (user-space linux driver) to pass OpenCL calls to Windows driver.
        2. Work with hadware vendors to provide hardware-specific solutions. For instance, Intel develops it's NEO driver united code base for both Windows and Linux.

      • Helipil0t commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Add my vote! WSL CUDA support would pretty much end my need to dual boot. Everything else I can do through virtualization. Windows 10 Pro would ultimately be my base OS.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I will deeply appreciate if you can please add GPU support to WSL. It is an important feature.

      • parth commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        i really need this feature, ive been trying to install cuda with visual studio 2017 15.0 to 15.7 for a few days and it just doesnt work, the support for windows is terrible. it works so much better on ubuntu.

        Please add this feature!

      • gsoriano commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would love to use GPU acceleration via WSL (Ubuntu) in order to use tensorflow-gpu.

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