You need an Nvidia GPU to use Cuda, so why would you want to install it on the Edison?
You can use OpenCV without Cuda or an Nvidia GPU. You can use IPP, and enable SSE3, 4, etc for hardware acceleration.
How do I enable SSE3, 4? I Googled it and found no directions. Im sorry for the silly questions, Im new to this.
Installing OpenCV in Edison has been discussed in several threads. I will suggest you to check the community, you will find some useful threads about OpenCV with step-by-step guides. Below are some of them that you might find helpful:
- Opencv on Edison
- OpenCV in Intel Edison (Windows)
- Interfacing USB Camera with Intel Edison
- OpenCV controlled Robot Arm
I hope you find that information useful to start using OpenCV.