Installing GRID® drivers for virtual workstations

To support the GPUs on your virtual workstations, you need to install a GRID driver.

Before you begin

Installing GRID drivers

For a full list of NVIDIA drivers that you can use on Compute Engine, see the contents of the NVIDIA drivers Cloud Storage bucket.

Linux

  1. Download the GRID driver, using the following command:

    curl -O https://storage.googleapis.com/nvidia-drivers-us-public/GRID/GRID7.1/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-410.92-grid.run
  2. Use the following command to start the installer:

    sudo bash NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-410.92-grid.run
  3. During the installation, choose the following options:

    • If you are prompted to install 32-bit binaries, select Yes.
    • If you are prompted to modify the x.org file, select No.

Windows Server

  1. Depending on your version of Windows Server, download one of the following NVIDIA GRID drivers:

  2. Run the installer, and choose the Express installation.

  3. After the installation is complete, restart the VM. When you restart, you are disconnected from your session.

  4. Reconnect to your instance using RDP or a PCoIP client.

Verifying that the GRID driver is installed

Linux

Run the following command:

nvidia-smi

The output of the command looks similar to the following:

+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| NVIDIA-SMI 410.92                Driver Version: 410.92                     |
|-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+
| GPU  Name        Persistence-M| Bus-Id        Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC |
| Fan  Temp  Perf  Pwr:Usage/Cap|         Memory-Usage | GPU-Util  Compute M. |
|===============================+======================+======================|
|   0  Tesla P100-PCIE...  On   | 00000000:00:04.0 Off |                    0 |
| N/A   34C    P0    26W / 250W |      0MiB / 16276MiB |      0%      Default |
+-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+

Windows Server

  1. Connect to your Windows instance using RDP or a PCoIP client.

  2. Right-click the desktop, and select NVIDIA Control Panel.

  3. In the NVIDIA Control Panel, from the Help menu, select System Information. The information shows the GPU that the VM is using, and the driver version.

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