prepares CUDA functionality to be used from the Wolfram Language.

Details and Options

  • InstallCUDA returns Success when the required CUDA libraries are found and loaded without errors.
  • InstallCUDA uses heuristic methods to find the CUDA toolkit on your system.
  • CUDA library loading is usually done automatically when you use a CUDALink function. You do not typically need to call InstallCUDA explicitly.
  • InstallCUDA returns a Failure object when it can not find or load the appropriate CUDA libraries.


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Basic Examples  (1)

Load the package:

Run InstallCUDA to load the CUDA libraries in the Wolfram Language session. You can click the opener (+) to get more detailed information:

Check which CUDA compiler was found for use in your Wolfram Language session:

Check which CUDA toolkit is used:

Check which CUDA libraries were loaded into your Wolfram Language session:

Possible Issues  (1)

Load the package:

If you do not have a CUDA toolkit installed, InstallCUDA will fail:

Wolfram Research (2020), InstallCUDA, Wolfram Language function,


Wolfram Research (2020), InstallCUDA, Wolfram Language function,


Wolfram Language. 2020. "InstallCUDA." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research.


Wolfram Language. (2020). InstallCUDA. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from


@misc{reference.wolfram_2023_installcuda, author="Wolfram Research", title="{InstallCUDA}", year="2020", howpublished="\url{}", note=[Accessed: 21-July-2024 ]}


@online{reference.wolfram_2023_installcuda, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={InstallCUDA}, year={2020}, url={}, note=[Accessed: 21-July-2024 ]}