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New NVIDIA release will be the last to support CUDA on Mac

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Tim Wilson
New NVIDIA release will be the last to support CUDA on Mac
on Nov 24, 2019 at 9:25:45 pm

Longtime cowpoke Alan Okey pointed me to a report at Gizmodo pointing out that the release notes for NVIDIA's new update point to the end of the road for the increasingly frayed relationship between them and Apple.

On Monday Nvidia published the release notes for the next update of its CUDA platform and noted that “CUDA 10.2 (Toolkit and NVIDIA driver) is the last release to support macOS for developing and running CUDA applications.” That means all future versions of CUDA will lack support for Apple devices, which could leave a decent share of the pro community, as well as the hackintosh community, without support for the most popular discrete GPUs being made at the moment.

This has been coming for a while, of course. Indeed, you could make the case that Apple made the announcement first in 2018, when they announced the end of CUDA support with Mojave.

Ultimately it seems to have the air of Paul announcing that The Beatles had broken up. The announcement didn't have anything to do with the breakup, which had already happened.

It was probably inevitable going back to higher-than-expected failure rates of NVIDIA chipsets in MacBook Pros back in 2008.

It still feels like there's quite a bit to unpack here, and I'm curious to hear what you folks see in all this.

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