Use OpenCL for GPU support in Stan via the brms interface. Only some Stan functions can be run on a GPU at this point and so a lot of brms models won't benefit from OpenCL for now.

opencl(ids = NULL)



(integer vector of length 2) The platform and device IDs of the OpenCL device to use for fitting. If you don't know the IDs of your OpenCL device, c(0,0) is most likely what you need.


A brmsopencl object which can be passed to the

opencl argument of brm and related functions.


if (FALSE) {
# this model just serves as an illustration
# OpenCL may not actually speed things up here
fit <- brm(count ~ zAge + zBase * Trt + (1|patient),
           data = epilepsy, family = poisson(),
           chains = 2, cores = 2, opencl = opencl(c(0, 0)),
           backend = "cmdstanr")