"Kevin" == Kevin Stratton via WLUG firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Kevin> Does anyone want to speculate how this might affect Kevin> heterogeneous computing ? I would be excited if there evolves Kevin> a common standard between CUDA OpenCL. I might even be Kevin> motivated to learn such an environment. (I do not know either)
I don't think this will change much. nVidia doens't have any incentive to open up their user-space side of things. This is really just the low level kernel drivers they're opening up, not the upper parts of the stack.
The only way things will open up is when large customers require interoperability sot hey can move workloads between systems easily. Until then... not too likely.