I tried that, but using mingw-get-inst-20120426.exe this time.
No errors seen on the console or in the log file. However, it isn't
clear how to start the software just installed.
Nvidia's nvcc is a CUDA compiler. It's used for setting up a C or
C++ program to run partly on an Nvidia GPU instead of only on
a CPU. The resulting program speed varies widely, but is typically
20 times as fast as running on a CPU only, if the program has
enough sections that can run in parallel rather than one after
another. I would expect the main problem to using both MinGW
and nvcc in the same program to be whether their object code
formats match well enough that the program will link properly.
No POSIX shell syntax needed.
CUDA is a computer language similar to C, but with many
changes related to running large numbers of threads in parallel.
Nvidia recommends Microsoft Visual Studio compilers for use
with nvcc, but have you seen their price?
> Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 17:55:39 -0400 From: Earnie Boyd
> <earnie@...> Subject: Re: [Mingw-users] Problems
> installing MinGW On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 12:39 PM, Robert Miles wrote:
>> >What went wrong and how do I fix it?
> I have no idea either. I suggest you remove what you have or use a
> different directory and use the following beta software announced at
> to do your install.
>> >I'm looking for a C compiler that will run under Windows Vista and is
>> >suitable for use with Nvidia's nvcc. Is MinGW even suitable for this?
> I've no idea what Nvidia's nvcc is so I cannot answer that question
> but we do compile C and C++ code on Windows. I also do not know if
> you really need MSYS with it or not, MSYS is a flavor of an old Cygwin
> designed to be MinGW friendly. If Nvidia's nvcc doesn't need POSIX
> shell syntax then you most like don't need to use MSYS with it.
> -- Earnie