Posts by bluzz44

1) Message boards : GPUs : Linux: Do you need a graphic desktop to use the GPU? (Message 105356)
Posted 8 Sep 2021 by bluzz44
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@Dave thanks !
2) Message boards : GPUs : Linux: Do you need a graphic desktop to use the GPU? (Message 105335)
Posted 7 Sep 2021 by bluzz44
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Hi everyone,

I feel a bit silly asking that, but it's a genuine question. I have only used graphics cards for gaming purposes so far, hence the newbie question.

I have an old Nvidia GTX 1060 that I would like to repurpose for BOINC, but I am running Fedora 34 server and I do not have a GUI, no X server etc..

I am basically running BOINC on docker containers on that server, and I obviously didn't install a desktop environment because there was no need.

Now that I have been poking around BOINC and docker for a few months, I would like to use the GPU in docker containers to increase performance. I know I need to enable PCIPassThrough, and I will get to that later, but before I start, I am trying to find out if I absolutely need a graphical desktop to use the GPU?

Thanks




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