I am installing CUDA on Ubuntu 14.04 and have a Maxwell card (GTX 9** series) and I think I have installed everything properly with the toolkit as I can compile my samples. However, I read that in places that I should install the SDK (This appears to be talked about with the sdk 4). I am not sure if the toolkit and sdk are different? As I have a later 9 series card does that mean I have CUDA 6 running? Here is my nvcc version
nvcc: NVIDIA (R) Cuda compiler driver
Copyright (c) 2005-2014 NVIDIA Corporation
Built on Wed_Aug_27_10:36:36_CDT_2014
Cuda compilation tools, release 6.5, V6.5.16
I am following a book and I need to include
<cutil.h> and I can't find that file in the includes anywhere where I installed it.
I followed this guide provided by nvidia and as I have done what they say this is why I am confused http://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/6_5/rel/docs/CUDA_Getting_Started_Linux.pdf
Thanks for help
Best How To :
CUDA Toolkit is a software package that has different components. The main pieces are:
- CUDA SDK (The compiler, NVCC, libraries for developing CUDA software, and CUDA samples)
- GUI Tools (such as Eclipse Nsight for Linux/OS X or Visual Studio Nsight for Windows)
- Nvidia Driver (system driver for driving the card)
It has also many other components such as CUDA-debugger, profiler, memory checker, etc.
The fact that you are able to compile and run samples means that you probably installed the Toolkit fully and have the SDK, the driver, and the Samples at least.
As for the
cutil.h, doing a search in my CUDA 6.5 installation with
find -L . -iname "cutil.h" yielded no results. Also looking at other related questions on SO, it seems like this header file does not exist in CUDA installations anymore (since CUDA 5.0). However, looking at the samples, you can find some newer utility headers such as
helper_cuda.h being in use. Helpers like these should be located in somewhere like
/usr/local/cuda/samples/common/inc in your OS.
helper_cuda.h is a header I almost always include in my CUDA programs since I find utility functions such as
checkCudaErrors() very useful.
If you are following a book, my recommendation is; try to compile the code, and whenever you get an error saying a utility function is missing, do a
grep search in the header files included in
samples/common/inc. You will most probably find the missing utility functions there and then you can include the necessary headers accordingly.