What is ILGPU
ILGPU provides an interface for programming GPUs that uses a sane programming language, C#. ILGPU takes your normal C# code (perhaps with a few small changes) and transforms it into either OpenCL or PTX (think CUDA assembly). This combines all the power, flexibility, and performance of CUDA / OpenCL with the ease of use of C#.
Setting up ILGPU.
This tutorial is a little different now because we are going to be looking at the ILGPU 1.0.0.
ILGPU should work on any 64-bit platform that .Net supports. I have even used it on the inexpensive nvidia jetson nano with pretty decent cuda performance.
Technically ILGPU supports F# but I don’t use F# enough to really tutorialize it. I will be sticking to C# in these tutorials.
High level setup steps.
If enough people care I can record a short video of this process, but I expect this will be enough for most programmers.
- Install the most recent .Net SDK for your chosen platform.
- Create a new C# project.
- Add the ILGPU package
If you would like more info about GPGPU I would recommend the following resources.