Offloading Java process to NVidia DirectCompute

xybrek asked:

Suppose I have a PC with a NVidai DirectCompute capable PCIe Card, on a Windows 7 machine, running a application will it automatically offload process the CPU cannot handle?

Does a Java application have a potential of being offloaded to the GPU, supposing that the application eats a lot of resources?


I answered:

Not generally.

Programs must be specifically written to the APIs of DirectCompute, OpenCL, etc., in order to use the GPU. General purpose programs not written to such APIs will not use the GPU.


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