rust-gpu VS RustaCUDA

Compare rust-gpu vs RustaCUDA and see what are their differences.

rust-gpu

🐉 Making Rust a first-class language and ecosystem for GPU code 🚧 (by EmbarkStudios)

RustaCUDA

Rusty wrapper for the CUDA Driver API (by bheisler)
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rust-gpu RustaCUDA
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3,696 602
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9.5 3.9
7 days ago about 1 month ago
Rust Rust
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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rust-gpu

Posts with mentions or reviews of rust-gpu. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-04.
  • What's everyone working on this week (40/2021)?
    reddit.com/r/rust | 2021-10-04
    Another aspect of writing code for GPUs are the shaders, the code that gets executed in the GPU. These can be written in CUDA C (for CUDA), OpenCL C (for OpenCL), GLSL (if using graphic/compute APIs such as OpenGL), etc. Rust can be used for this purpose too, thanks to rust-gpu, but it is a bit more complex to get started.
  • Unified Shader Programming in C++
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-10-03
    Rust also has this, from what I understand:

      https://github.com/EmbarkStudios/rust-gpu
  • Is there a crate for CPU/GPU agnostic code in Rust (like Kokkos for C++)
    reddit.com/r/rust | 2021-09-29
  • What's the current state of GPU compute in rust?
    reddit.com/r/rust | 2021-09-20
    Working on autograph, for machine learning and neural networks. Unlike CUDA / HIP it's threadsafe, but doesn't expose low level things like multiple streams. Most of the shaders are glsl but I'm now using rust_gpu for pure rust gpu code.
  • I wanted to share my experience of Rust as a deep learning researcher
    reddit.com/r/rust | 2021-09-01
    For this, I'm hoping these folks will nail it soon https://github.com/EmbarkStudios/rust-gpu
  • Man, building a game sure takes a long time
    reddit.com/r/gamedev | 2021-07-07
    That's a good point. I'm interested in projects like Rust GPU for this sort of thing. Should make it easy enough to actually unit test your shaders.
  • 32bit indexing in 64bit again - GPUs
    reddit.com/r/rust | 2021-06-28
    Proposing a function like std::index_32, to improve a performance problem which may or may not exist, on a class of platforms which aren't supported (and on which Rust currently barely compiles), because Rust might become popular on those platforms in the future... you could try it, but I think your proposal would have a very low chance of being accepted. The starting point is here.
  • Announcing neuronika 0.1.0, a deep learning framework in Rust
    reddit.com/r/rust | 2021-06-15
    there is the rust-gpu effort, an alternative to OpenCL https://github.com/EmbarkStudios/rust-gpu
  • Is cuda all written in C++ why not RUST?
    reddit.com/r/CUDA | 2021-06-04
  • Rust-GPU: Making Rust a first-class language and ecosystem for GPU code
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-06-04

RustaCUDA

Posts with mentions or reviews of RustaCUDA. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-09-20.
  • What's the current state of GPU compute in rust?
    reddit.com/r/rust | 2021-09-20
    I think at the moment the I would use https://github.com/bheisler/RustaCUDA/ and C/C++ `.cu` files with `extern "C"` to call from Rust. Even though there are experiments to have nvptx as a compilation target for Rust.
  • Using CUDA from Rust?
    reddit.com/r/rust | 2021-01-18
    RustaCuda: https://github.com/bheisler/RustaCUDA
  • State of CUDA on Rust in the beginning of 2021 ?
    reddit.com/r/rust | 2020-12-30
    Once you have a compiled kernel (in Rust or CUDA C), RustaCUDA provides basic bindings to load and execute it. I haven't been maintaining or extending it for a while now since I haven't been doing GPGPU stuff, but it should still work, at least for the parts of the API that it exposes.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing rust-gpu and RustaCUDA you can also consider the following projects:

are-we-learning-yet - How ready is Rust for Machine Learning?

wgpu-rs - Rust bindings to wgpu native library

pilka - Another live-coding tool for creating shader demos, Vulkan powered.

wgpu - Safe and portable GPU abstraction in Rust, implementing WebGPU API.

crates.io - Source code for crates.io

DirectXShaderCompiler - This repo hosts the source for the DirectX Shader Compiler which is based on LLVM/Clang.

hash-shader - SHA256 Compute Shader (Kernel) Written in Rust

conan-center-index - Recipes for the ConanCenter repository

blub - 3D fluid simulation experiments in Rust, using WebGPU-rs (WIP)