Hello, i am very interested in Jetson boards, and their parallel processing capabilities. In my current project i have a need to offload parallel computations. So i googled around and found Jetson board with CUDA cores which is perfect. The problem is that the board is a computer by it self and it looks like NVIDIA mentions it everywhere that i would need to run their image of Ubuntu with their drivers in order to have access to this parallel computation facility. It is ok for me to migrate my software to their processor cause i am using the same cpu architecture.
I would like to know if i am going to be able to interface with CUDA and GPU cores from within my own operating system. How well is the driver is documented ? is it even documented. Or it is a must to use their image of linux.