This will be an interesting market to watch.
One would think that the more open platform would prevail, but Intel is the BORG and they will assimilate,......
Dogs are great judges of character, and if your dog doesn't like somebody being around, you shouldn't trust them.
In this case, Intel is driving the more open approach. They're backing the OpenMP proposal for vendor-neutral offload directives that will work on nVidia, AMD and Intel accelerators and coprocessors. OpenACC is designed specifically for nVidia architectures only. Also, the Xeon Phi coprocessor runs open BSD Linux and is programmed with standard languages including C++ and Fortran. CUDA is entirely proprietary.
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