Since we have a wrapper for CUDA under WINE that enables the nVidia GPU2 client to run, I thought I'd ask the question and see if it gets the ball rolling on the subject of getting a CAL wrapper for ATI client.
It would appear that ATI do now provide Linux drivers
. Presumably these support CAL, since ATI also appear to provide CAL for Linux
. So far so good.
1) Can anyone confirm or deny that similar API wrappers as used for CUDA might work for the CAL interfaces?
2) Does the ATI client support GPU selection in multi-GPU setups (-gpu n)? If so, does it include support for X2 cards?
I'm mostly asking 2) to ascertain whether this undertaking would be worthwhile. If the client itself isn't yet ready for X2 cards, even if 1) would plausibly work, I'm not sure I could work up enough motivation to do it quite yet, since the card that's tempting me to consider this is he 4870X2. If it's just not going to happen, I'll stick with my GX2s for a while longer.
1x Q6600 @ 3.2GHz, 4GB DDR3-1333
1x Phenom X4 9950 @ 2.6GHz, 4GB DDR2-1066
3x GeForce 9800GX2
1x GeForce 8800GT
CentOS 5 x86-64, WINE 1.x with CUDA wrappers