Not really sure if this the right category to put this post. Nevertheless, maybe someone can help me.
I read about GPUDirect Storage and thought that this could really boost my application. However, after reading the system requirements (https://docs.nvidia.com/gpudirect-storage/design-guide/index.html#sys-req), I realized that probably my computer is not ready to test it. So I have some questions:
- My machine has a GeForce GTX 1080. Is there any plan to support GeForce GPUs in future or would you recommend to anyway purchase a newer model?
- In the software requirements it says that Ubuntu 20.04 is required but then down in the file system requirements Ubuntu 18.04 is listed as well. I run Ubuntu 18.04, what does that mean for me? Is it good enough or do I need to upgrade?
- Further, it says that ‘A GDS-enabled distributed file system or block system must be used.’ I am not exactly sure what that means. What is a GDS-enabled file system? Does a ext4 do the job and do I somehow have to manually enable GDS functionality?
I appreciate any advice or thoughts on the above mentioned topics. If I missed some information in the user guide, please just point me to that.