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(@lammertus)
Red Giant Customer
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 62
January 19, 2021 21:06  

Hi Mabula,

Is there progress on this super important upgrade of APP ( long time

ago advertised to be implemented)??

I am very much aware of the complications and all of the work implied and

only want to ask about the status and/or timeframe expected to get it done.

Stay well,

Mert


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(@mabula-admin)
Universe Admin
Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 2523
January 20, 2021 19:33  

Hi Mert @lammertus,

It will take more time than anticipated unfortunately. And we have other priorities at the moment in terms of adding more functionality in APP. I have performed testing of course, but to implement this robustly in a first module is something that will done hopefully later in 2021. I don't expect this to happen in the first half of 2021 to be honest.

Using Vulkan will not add more possibilities, it will only speed up processing on computers with good videocards which of course will be very nice.

Once an initial module in APP works with Vulkan for GPU parallel processing, I will convert more and more modules that will benefit from GPU parallel processing of course 😉

Kind regards,

Mabula


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(@lammertus)
Red Giant Customer
Joined: 3 years ago
Posts: 62
January 20, 2021 19:48  

Hi Mabula,

Greatly apreciated your quick response!!

Now that in the near future I will have a lot more spare time available I will plan for a nice desktop computer to do the computing with a lot of CUDA cores in the graphic card. Great to hear this has not been archived and still is in the "near" future. Computing power is really needed to get things going with ease. I sincerely hope all is well with you due to the Covid history for all of us and I'm looking forward to see this getting implemented, we are all going to get  huge benefit from this!!

Stay well in these difficult times,

Mert

 


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