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nvcc fatal : Value 'c++17' is not defined for option 'std'

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Vyacheslav Samokhvalov
Vyacheslav Samokhvalov on 23 Jun 2021
Commented: Joss Knight on 24 Jun 2021
Hello,
I'm would like to use some C++17 features in my library. The library is header only, and compiles with MSVC 15.19 v14.16 toolset and CUDA 11.3 that are installed on my machine. I wrap this library in a mex function which acts as an interface for inputs and outputs from and to Matlab, but having trouble compiling it.
I use the following command to compile:
mexcuda -v -R2018a '-LC:\Program Files\NVIDIA GPU Computing Toolkit\CUDA\v11.3\lib\x64' -lcublas ...
NVCC_FLAGS='-std=c++17 -Xcompiler=/std:c++17 --default-stream legacy'...
.\path\to\mex\file.cu
and get:
Error using mex
nvcc fatal : Value 'c++17' is not defined for option 'std'
In the nvcc_msvcpp2017.xml build configuration file I noticed that CUDA 10.1 is referenced. This version indeed does not support C++17 standard, but I find it bizzare that anything would compile at all seing as I do not have CUDA 10.1 installed on my system (unless it shipped with Matlab). I tried creating a custom .xml file to correct the versioning but that did not solve the issue, my guess though is that I need to adjust some environment variable, but I have no clue which one.
Thank for your help!
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Joss Knight
Joss Knight on 24 Jun 2021
"I find it bizzare that anything would compile at all seing as I do not have CUDA 10.1 installed on my system (unless it shipped with Matlab)"
It is! From the doc:

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Answers (1)

Linda Koletsou Soulti
Linda Koletsou Soulti on 23 Jun 2021
Hello Vyacheslav,
In order to specify the location of NVCC on your system for MEXCUDA to use, you should execute the following command:
setenv('MW_NVCC_PATH','/path/to/your/nvcc');
The version of the CUDA Toolkit that you can safely use, is the one supported by your MATLAB release. You can find more information on that along with the compatible version of the CUDA Toolkit for your release on the following link:
Cheers,
Linda
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Linda Koletsou Soulti
Linda Koletsou Soulti on 24 Jun 2021
Hello Vyacheslav,
We do not support using a different version of the CUDA Toolkit than the one supported by your version of MATLAB. It seems that the version of MATLAB you use supports the CUDA Toolkit version 10.1.
You can find more information about the compatible version of the CUDA Toolkit for each release on the following link:
Cheers,
Linda

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