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Ask Slashdot: Can Linux Run a GPU-Computing Application Written For Windows?

dryriver writes:
I have been told that Linux can run Windows software using Wine or perhaps a VM. What happens if that Windows software is a GPU-computing application — accessing the GPU through HLSL/GLSL/CUDA/OpenCL or similar interfaces?

Can Wine or other solutions run that software at a decent speed under Linux? Or is GPU-computing software written for the Windows platform unsuitable for use — emulated or otherwise — under Linux?
This sounds like one of those cases where there’s a theoretical answer and then your own real-world experiences. So leave your best answers in the comments. Can Linux run a GPU-computing application that’s written for Windows?

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