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on 13 December 2010
Maybe I bought the wrong book, but this is the only one I found that looked like it was going to easily explain how to start with CUDA. The first chapter explains the awesomeness of CUDA and gets the reader all excited. Chapter 2 is all about getting set up and is way too short and does not provide enough detail. I get the impression from the book that you can just download the right applications and just start programming with the examples. Maybe for some people this is the case, but not for me. I have the right hardware/software (nvidia CUDA card, the nvidia SDK, and Microsoft Visual Studio C++ 2008 and have got the CUDA examples form the site to run, but not build) and am still trying to get Hello World Part two to compile. At the moment I am messing around with custom build steps for now trying to get it to compile. Would be nice if the book explains whether the HelloWorld file is supposed to be a .cu file and if it would mention all the other details like how to set up the IDE to work with CUDA. Once I get set up, Im sure the book will be useful, but until then I'm stuck reading forums.
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