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asked 2020-07-26 21:36:06 -0600

Sharoon gravatar image


I have a question with respect to the CUDA dependency in Does do not have any CUDA dependencies ?

I do not see any CUDA files (.cu) in the version of the software

Could you please let me know that, whether CUDA dependency is completed removed from all modules of software ?

Is does not use CUDA programming model for parallel processing ?

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Hi @Sharoon, I come up with the same question, did you find the answer?

runtao gravatar image runtao  ( 2021-01-10 16:18:02 -0600 )edit

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answered 2021-05-31 16:13:26 -0600

liyou zhou gravatar image

For parallel processing:

there is only currently a limited amount of code in that requires parallel acceleration. Previously OpenMP has been used There has not been a need for massive parallel acceleration in Autoware just yet. In the future when a need arises, we will choose an appropriate API to use.

Avoiding CUDA is deliberate because it is a proprietary API with vendor hardware lock-in. This is highly undesirable in an open-source project such as Autoware.

For Machine Learning:

We are currently working on adding machine learning facilities in Autoware via TVM This allows the abstraction of backends. We have chosen libvulkan for our reference implementation. This means there is no vendor lockin for hardware acceleration.

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answered 2021-05-31 05:45:47 -0600

Josh Whitley gravatar image

Autoware.Auto does not depend on CUDA. We will be adding machine-learning components but the back-ends which will be supported first are Vulkan and OpenCL due to them being more open and hardware-agnostic than CUDA. Please see for tracking progress.

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