Friday, 14 March 2008

how to run or execute cuda program

Learn by Example (CUDA Programming Part 1)

:Device Query

Website (Download page) :

Windows :
Linux :

This program is compiled under linux ( Ubuntu 7.10, Nvdia 8800 GTX)

Program Execution

extract the code on the desktop in Test directory

run the make file

root@fluorine8:~/Desktop/Test/NVIDIA_CUDA_SDK$ make

if you hit the "nvcc: command not found" Error

then add this paths using command line

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/cuda/bin

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/usr/local/cuda/lib

run make once more

make[1]: Entering directory `/home/class/wasp01/Desktop/Test/NVIDIA_CUDA_SDK/common'
a - obj/release/bank_checker.cpp_o
a - obj/release/cmd_arg_reader.cpp_o
a - obj/release/cutil.cpp_o
a - obj/release/error_checker.cpp_o
a - obj/release/stopwatch.cpp_o
a - obj/release/stopwatch_linux.cpp_o
a - obj/release/cutil_interop.cpp_o
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/class/wasp01/Desktop/Test/NVIDIA_CUDA_SDK/common'
make -C projects/deviceQuery/
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/class/wasp01/Desktop/Test/NVIDIA_CUDA_SDK/projects/deviceQuery'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/class/wasp01/Desktop/Test/NVIDIA_CUDA_SDK/projects/deviceQuery'
Finished building all

This message means compilation went through properly

Now to run the program go to the bin/linux/release directory

root@fluorine8:~/Desktop/Test/NVIDIA_CUDA_SDK$ cd bin/linux/release/

check the deviceQuery file is in place

root@fluorine8:~/Desktop/Test/NVIDIA_CUDA_SDK/bin/linux/release$ ls

run the file by ./deviceQuery

root@fluorine8:~/Desktop/Test/NVIDIA_CUDA_SDK/bin/linux/release$ ./deviceQuery


There is 1 device supporting CUDA

Device 0: "GeForce 8800 GTS 512"
Major revision number: 1
Minor revision number: 1
Total amount of global memory: 536150016 bytes
Total amount of constant memory: 65536 bytes
Total amount of shared memory per block: 16384 bytes
Total number of registers available per block: 8192
Warp size: 32
Maximum number of threads per block: 512
Maximum sizes of each dimension of a block: 512 x 512 x 64
Maximum sizes of each dimension of a grid: 65535 x 65535 x 1
Maximum memory pitch: 262144 bytes
Texture alignment: 256 bytes
Clock rate: 1674000 kilohertz


Press ENTER to exit...

HURRAA.... through your self a pary... you are done with the first step in CUDA software compilation and software bench testing process.

Fell free to post the comments and queries...



  1. excellent..thanks for these instructions

  2. Thanks a lot man! I was confused how to run a CUDA project on linux and your instructions helped :-)