No CUDA support in precompiled lampps-daily?

Hi all,

Our machines are running client-managed Ubuntu 12.04 8 and thus no root. So our options included either installing LAMMPS into a user directory or getting our IT department to install the precompiled executable lammps-daily (chances of getting them to compile the package even if we provide step-by-step instructions are slim to none).

Installation into user directory has been successful and we are able to use CUDA on the rhodo example in the bench directory. Invoking lammps-daily from the same directory with the same "-suffix cuda" options results in the program being run on the CPUS. Is there any way to enable CUDA using the precompiled version?

Thanks in advance

Tatiana Kuznetsova

     Hi all,

Our machines are running client-managed Ubuntu 12.04 8 and thus no root.
So our options included either installing LAMMPS into a user directory
or getting our IT department to install the precompiled executable
lammps-daily (chances of getting them to compile the package even if we
provide step-by-step instructions are slim to none).

Installation into user directory has been successful and we are able to
use CUDA on the rhodo example in the bench directory. Invoking
lammps-daily from the same directory with the same "-suffix cuda"
options results in the program being run on the CPUS. Is there any way
to enable CUDA using the precompiled version?

as far as i know, including nvidia's cuda in precompiled binaries is
not compliant with the GPL.

the only currently viable option would be to use the OpenCL support of
the GPU package and that is a bit tricky as well to get it into a
legally acceptable way.

axel.