Are there some clear instructions for installing the necessary CUDA software elements in a system with C1060 Tesla cards only?
The system I am referring to is full with Tesla cards, and the only video output it has originates from the Tyan motherboard’s VGA AST2050 controller, whose X driver is “ast”. I find it very confusing that all CUDA documentation is asking for the installation of the nVidia display driver, and even more, its configuration using nvidia-xconfig. Why would one need such a thing if there is no corresponding display hardware in the system?
Furthermore, the device nodes do not get created as the documentation indicates. Loading the kernel module does not invoke the generation of the appropriate device nodes. Running
> nvidia-xconfig --query-gpu-info
however, does lead to the creation of the nodes, along with the desired report. What is needed then to create the device nodes, udev rules?
Last, but not least, I am building the system from scratch, compiling every tiny part of the 64 bit Linux from source code. My starting point is LSF, CLFS and CBLFS. The CUDA toolkit is downloadable for various distributions only, and I could not find any info about what is really needed in order for it to work properly. Is there a list of requirements somewhere that I could use to put the necessary elements (such as libraries for example) in place?