My IT dept controls the Tesla I work on. I asked them to install Cuda 2.0, which they did, but they apparently did not install the driver. So that was installed yesterday, but I still cannot use textures which I was expecting to with the new driver.
If the new driver is installed does the SDK, profiler etc have to be re-installed?
The implication is that you can’t use them unless they are installed in the order listed. For HOSTEMU, you don’t’ even need the driver, so the toolkit certainly doesn’t have a requirement to install the driver first.
Is it possible to install the SDK and toolkit on a machine that doesn’t have a CUDA-enabled device? I though I read somewhere that one of the installers checks for CUDA and won’t install if you don’t have a CUDA device in the system.
I’d like to be able to do some CUDA coding on my laptop (which doesn’t have a CUDA-compatible GPU), even if it means that I have to run everything in emulation mode.
Also, as a testing thing…it would be really cool if nVidia made a ‘fake’ device driver for emulation in the same way Daemon Tools gives your computer a virtual CD drive. If we could install this device driver and ‘fool’ the system into thinking it had a CUDA device, and we could select what type of device it was, it would be a great way to test code for deployment on non-development machines, as well as for checking how the code runs on different devices (think 8800GT vs. C1060, etc.).