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mustardseedsg
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I believe Octane Render and several other other GPU-accelerated apps require CUDA?

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nanoBit
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Posted by: mustardseedsg

I believe Octane Render and several other other GPU-accelerated apps require CUDA?

Not necessarily if they support Metal or OpenCL. I think I misunderstood you because they were talking about basic Mojave support, not special apps that require CUDA

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mustardseedsg
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It will have to be Metal, since Apple has  decided to drop OpenCL moving forward. 

Sadly, I need CUDA right now for Octane

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nanoBit
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Not with Mojave. They just stopped the development for OpenCL for now, but it's still supported until next summer.

Unfortunately running CUDA on Mojave is impossible right now 😕 Maybe a downgrade to High Sierra might be an option?

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Enzdude
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I'm most likely gonna downgrade to High Sierra again. I only upgraded for the wanted Dark Mode.

To do: Create my signature with system and expected eGPU configuration information to give context to my posts. I have no builds.

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ataylor
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OToy is porting octane to metal fyi... and they think it might end up being as fast or faster then CUDA... this could get interesting.

https://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1425897

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esatamacmodular
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Posted by: ataylor

OToy is porting octane to metal fyi... and they think it might end up being as fast or faster then CUDA... this could get interesting.

https://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1425897

wow that is interesting.. however it was posted in March 2018 and there hasn't been any chatter since. Not going to get my hopes up for it happening anytime soon.

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ataylor
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some of this will all go away with GPU's in the cloud and such or RNDR with blockchain... etc. so right now.. physical hardware is an issue but long term I could so see OToy's model of [email protected] approach to GPU sharing and selling being a great back end for apple's AR/VR  ambitions.. I just hope they don't get bought and octane shut down.. like what happened with face shift so we could use Animoji etc. 😉 it was a great available face motion capture setup.. then apple bought them and POOF.. gone.

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esatamacmodular
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Posted by: ataylor

some of this will all go away with GPU's in the cloud and such or RNDR with blockchain... etc. so right now.. physical hardware is an issue but long term I could so see OToy's model of [email protected] approach...

RNDR is very cool info. thx for sharing.

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nanoBit
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Posted by: ataylor

 like what happened with face shift so we could use Animoji etc. 😉 it was a great available face motion capture setup.. then apple bought them and POOF.. gone.

But we now have Animoji! Most important iPhone feature ever!!!

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