[erlang-questions] How to run erlang code on GPU

ok <>
Fri Aug 1 00:33:14 CEST 2014


> Has anyone done this or given the GPU architecture it's impossible?

Given the general characteristics of GPUs,
trying to run existing Erlang on them seems
unlikely to be fruitful.

What seems more likely to pay off would be
 - designing a sublanguage of Erlang with a
   special-purpose library (this would rely
   heavily on the Dialyzer, I imagine)
 - and building a compiler from that language
   to OpenCL
 - so that chunks of compute-intensive code
   could be written in an Erlang-friendly way.






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