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Grid driver for Ubuntu and CentOS?
Linux support was added in GRID 2.0 and up which is available on newer Maxwell cards e.g. M60/10 - in the driver release notes it stipulates which versions/genres of linux are supported for each version. Best wishes, Rachel
Linux support was added in GRID 2.0 and up which is available on newer Maxwell cards e.g. M60/10 - in the driver release notes it stipulates which versions/genres of linux are supported for each version.

Best wishes,
Rachel

#16
Posted 01/03/2017 02:39 PM   
We would like to do a demo with Dell R730, VMWare, K2 Grid Card and Linux VM. We are willing to use K2 for their HPC trainings. Since all the programs run on Linux, this has to be a Linux VM. Below, please find the list of the products/software and their version. We are facing a problem while installing the driver on Linux VM. The error was; "ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'." when we run Nvidia-Grid driver. Dell Poweredge R730 (Dual E5-2650 v3, 128GB, 4*100GB SAS HDD) Single Nvidia K2 Grid Card VMware ESXI 6.0 ver. 4192238 , Vcenter 6.0 ver. 4637290 Vmware Horizon 7.0.2-4350299 on Windows 2012R2 Linux VM as Centos 7.2 Drivers used K2 Grid Card Installation for host : NVIDIA-VMware_ESXi_6.0_Host_Driver_367.64-1OEM.600.0.0.2494585.vib And for Linux VM : NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-367.64-grid.run If you could lead and/or help us, we would highly appreciate it.
We would like to do a demo with Dell R730, VMWare, K2 Grid Card and Linux VM. We are willing to use K2 for their HPC trainings. Since all the programs run on Linux, this has to be a Linux VM. Below, please find the list of the products/software and their version. We are facing a problem while installing the driver on Linux VM. The error was; "ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module 'nvidia.ko'." when we run Nvidia-Grid driver.


Dell Poweredge R730 (Dual E5-2650 v3, 128GB, 4*100GB SAS HDD)

Single Nvidia K2 Grid Card

VMware ESXI 6.0 ver. 4192238 , Vcenter 6.0 ver. 4637290

Vmware Horizon 7.0.2-4350299 on Windows 2012R2

Linux VM as Centos 7.2



Drivers used K2 Grid Card Installation for host : NVIDIA-VMware_ESXi_6.0_Host_Driver_367.64-1OEM.600.0.0.2494585.vib

And for Linux VM : NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-367.64-grid.run



If you could lead and/or help us, we would highly appreciate it.

#17
Posted 01/04/2017 03:06 PM   
Ok, some information finally posted. There is only one supported option for linux K2 and ESXi - [b]vDGA[/b] (eg. passthrough), you can attach one linux guest to one chip and K2 has two chips on board. CUDA will be available too. The [b]vGPU[/b] system (eg. GRID with described drivers) is unsupported for linux for K1/K2 (eg. K2xx and K1xx vGPU profiles) and you get your "ERROR:..." message in guest. You can modify NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-367.64-grid.run guest driver (or any corresponding NVidia linux standard guest driver) to get vGPU working in linux guest (about 10 bytes to modify, I found it in 20 minutes - [url]https://gridforums.nvidia.com/default/topic/543/general-discussion/grid-2-0/post/1924/#1924[/url]). BUT CUDA will NOT work ! CUDA is available only for "full chip" assignment with newer cards M60/M6/M10 (vGPU profiles M10-8Q, M6-8Q, M60-8Q) ([url]http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4189/kw/cuda%20grid[/url]) Better and cheaper solution for CUDA processing is to use Quadro cards. Quadro >=K2000, >=M2000 should work in vDGA mode but NVidia does not guarantee anything (or publish updated list of supported cards for passthrough). You must check compatibility list [url]https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=vdga[/url].
Ok, some information finally posted.

There is only one supported option for linux K2 and ESXi - vDGA (eg. passthrough), you can attach one linux guest to one chip and K2 has two chips on board. CUDA will be available too.

The vGPU system (eg. GRID with described drivers) is unsupported for linux for K1/K2 (eg. K2xx and K1xx vGPU profiles) and you get your "ERROR:..." message in guest. You can modify NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-367.64-grid.run guest driver (or any corresponding NVidia linux standard guest driver) to get vGPU working in linux guest (about 10 bytes to modify, I found it in 20 minutes - https://gridforums.nvidia.com/default/topic/543/general-discussion/grid-2-0/post/1924/#1924). BUT CUDA will NOT work ! CUDA is available only for "full chip" assignment with newer cards M60/M6/M10 (vGPU profiles M10-8Q, M6-8Q, M60-8Q) (http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4189/kw/cuda%20grid)

Better and cheaper solution for CUDA processing is to use Quadro cards. Quadro >=K2000, >=M2000 should work in vDGA mode but NVidia does not guarantee anything (or publish updated list of supported cards for passthrough). You must check compatibility list https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/search.php?deviceCategory=vdga.

#18
Posted 01/04/2017 03:44 PM   
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