Optimization tips for new Amazon EC2 Windows 2008 w/ dual nVidia Tesla?

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Shawn Carl Reimerdes
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Message 40420 - Posted: 28 Sep 2011, 17:08:31 UTC

Last week Amazon EC2 announced their new support for Windows 2008 Server with support for their GPU Cluster instance which has support for nVidia drivers.

Does anybody have any basic tips to follow to optimize the performance of the machine and to take full advantage of the CUDA GPUs?

Should we be looking to install special versions of Boinc or CUDA drivers?


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Message 40425 - Posted: 28 Sep 2011, 22:09:15 UTC - in response to Message 40420.  

I think you'll find that Windows 2008 Server isn't supported in Nvidia's drivers, only Windows 2003 Server x64 is, which aren't necessarily compatible with the version you run. As such, the drivers that come with Windows do not contain the CUDA code (nor OpenGL, nor OpenCL), so you can't use those. You'll always need the drivers from the GPU manufacturer and they don't have 'em.
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Message 40426 - Posted: 28 Sep 2011, 23:02:29 UTC - in response to Message 40425.  

Amazon was nice enough to pre-install the Windows 2008 Server nVidia + CUDA drivers.

I have a couple of GPU Clusters and Boinc is reporting that it's using the GPUs correctly.

Takes just a couple of minutes to get everything installed...

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