MATLAB Answers

1

When will Jacket be merged into Parallel Computing Toolbox?

Asked by Terry McKiernan on 25 Jul 2013
Latest activity Commented on by Nick Chng on 13 Oct 2015
I read that MathWorks has acquired the competing Jacket product from Accelereyes:
We were considering using Jacket for the GPU interface instead of Parallel Computing Toolbox since multiple articles indicate that Jacket is faster and supports more MATLAB functions than PCT. But now that Jacket is part of the MathWorks family I would expect its functionality to get merged into PCT.
Does anyone know if this is the case? I don't see anything on the MathWorks site mentioning the acquisition or any timeline for updating PCT with Jacket features.
BTW I am currently using R2012b. Do I perhaps need to move up to R2013a?
Thanks for any info.

  8 Comments

Are there any updates on this situation?
Still waiting for an update. I miss Jacket's gfor and interp3 implementations, which remain faster, and with more functionality, in R2012b than they are in R2015b.

Sign in to comment.

2 Answers

Answer by Gareth Thomas on 23 Mar 2014

One way would be to look at the Parallel computing toolbox release notes since R2012b.
As R2013a, R2013b, R2014a are now out.
The number of functions supported grows every release.

  0 Comments

Sign in to comment.


Answer by Rob Campbell on 25 Aug 2015

It seems they're now at http://arrayfire.com/ and are open source.

  1 Comment

The phone numbers do match.

Sign in to comment.