Re: Direct access to GPGPU do-able?

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I analyzed both XEN patches and determined where this patch must be
done in KVM. It's just a matter of writing the code.

Currently I'm studying for some final exams, so I will take some time
off before I continue with this port.

And because of hardware related problems, if it's not done in two or
three weeks, then it will be finished in february.

Regards,
Federico

On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 05:45, Weidong Han <weidong.han@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Carsten Aulbert wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I'll start with a one-off question here, so please cc me on the reply.
>> We are running a largish cluster and are currently buying GPGPU systems
>> (Tesla and soon Fermi based). We will have at least 2 possibly 4 of these
>> cards per box and have the problem that some codes need different CUDA
>> kernel drivers to run. As these boxes have 4 CPU cores, 12 GB of memory and
>> CPU-VT support we thought that this might be solvable by creating (para-)
>> virtualized guests on the boxes and passing one GPGPU device into a guest at
>> a time. In there we then can run any kernel/driver combo necessary.
>>
>> But since my current virtualization experience only stretches to OpenVZ
>> and VirtualBox (tinkering with Xen a couple of years back), I don't know if
>> KVM is the right approach here. We need something which we can automatically
>> set-up via CLI, i.e. starting and stopping the guests need to be fully
>> automatic, we don't need a graphical environment within the guests, just
>> plain text is good enough.
>>
>> What do you think, is looking at KVM the right choice for this? Can we
>> pass a device directly into a guest?
>>
>
> KVM already supports device assignment (e.g. NIC) to guest, but graphics
> card assignment is not supported yet.
>
> Federico, you said you were porting xen graphics assignment patches to kvm,
> what's your progress?
>
> Regards,
> Weidong
>
>> Cheers
>>
>> Carsten
>>
>>
>
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