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I want the latest version CUDA software. Should I pick it up from NVIDIA?

I want the latest version CUDA software. Should I pick it up from NVIDIA?

 

No.

 

But its version is higher. And I want the latest on my shiny new hardware. And I want it now. So, should I pick it up from NVIDIA?

 

No.

 

Why?

 

1. The whole idea behind packages is that you don't have to compile stuff and integrate it with BCM by hand. Everything is just a yum update away. Admins like that.

 

2. Our packages track the official NVIDIA releases pretty closely. If you need something that the latest NVIDIA releases have, it is almost always already available from our repositories.

 

3. It can be the case that NVIDIA has updated their stand-alone Linux driver. This should not be confused with the release version.


Thus, the driver version supplied with the Bright CUDA 5.0 packages will almost certainly be same as the driver version nVidia supplies with their latest CUDA 5.0 package.
Only if the driver version supplied with CUDA 5.0 is updated, will the driver version in the Bright CUDA 5.0 packages be updated.

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