[Haskell-cafe] Re: [Haskell] ANNOUNCE: GPipe-1.0.0: A functional graphics API for programmable GPUs

Petr Pudlak deb at pudlak.name
Wed Oct 7 10:47:15 EDT 2009

    Hi Tobias,

(I'm completely new to GPU programming, so my question may be completely
stupid or unrelated. Please be patient :-).)

Some time ago I needed to perform some large-scale computations
(searching for first-order logic models) and a friend told me that GPUs
can be used to perform many simple computations in parallel. Could GPipe
be used for such a task? I.e. to program some non-graphical,
parallelized algorithm, which could be run on a GPU cluster?

Thanks for your answer,


On Sun, Oct 04, 2009 at 08:32:56PM +0200, Tobias Bexelius wrote:
> I'm proud to announce the first release of GPipe-1.0.0: A functional graphics
> API for programmable GPUs.
> GPipe models the entire graphics pipeline in a purely functional, immutable
> and typesafe way. It is built on top of the programmable pipeline (i.e.
> non-fixed function) of OpenGL 2.1 and uses features such as vertex buffer
> objects (VBO's), texture objects and GLSL shader code synthetisation to create
> fast graphics programs. Buffers, textures and shaders are cached internally to
> ensure fast framerate, and GPipe is also capable of managing multiple windows
> and contexts. By creating your own instances of GPipes classes, it's possible
> to use additional datatypes on the GPU.
> You'll need full OpenGL 2.1 support, including GLSL 1.20 to use GPipe. Thanks
> to OpenGLRaw, you may still build GPipe programs on machines lacking this
> support.
> The package, including full documentation, can be found at:
> http://hackage.haskell.org/package/GPipe-1.0.0
> Of course, you may also install it with:
> cabal install gpipe
> Cheers!
> Tobias Bexelius
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