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01-18-2011, 07:48 AM
Hi everyone,

I have successfully sent the data into GPU's memory using VBO.
So now, I want to do password matching job on these data. I had searched through all the openGL functions. Seems like none of the functions I can use to do this job. What can I do now? Write my own function? How? Anyone has this kind of knowledge please drop a message here ^.^

Alfonse Reinheart
01-18-2011, 10:26 AM
So now, I want to do password matching job on these data.

OpenGL is a graphics library; it's right there in the name.

If you want to use the GPU to do non-graphics work, you should investigate an API that specifically does this. Like OpenCL. Or if you want to restrict yourself to NVIDIA, CUDA.

01-18-2011, 10:42 AM
Time to say "impossible", I think. There is no OpenGL function that does password matching. Why do you want to do password matching on the GPU anyway? Seems a mite crazy.

01-19-2011, 05:38 AM
Maybe he meant password cracking? Maybe because on GPU it could be faster.. .LOL

01-19-2011, 11:56 AM
did you try glMatchPassword() ?

01-19-2011, 12:13 PM
did you try glMatchPassword() ?
Don't you need GL_EXT_password_cracking for that?

01-19-2011, 04:38 PM
Apps exist that do password cracking on the GPU.


(not an ad mind you, just example)