Older containers with latest driver

Hi Team,

Please let me confirm the following question.
Can we use the old NGC containers(it supports the nvidia-38x driver) with the latest driver like nvidia-4xx?

Also if we can use this environment, is there any concern points?

I know that the old driver could not use the latest containers.
Best regards.
Kaka

In general, yes, older NGC containers will run on a newer driver. This is a long standing support model often referred to as Driver backward compatibility. Which is to say that the latest drivers will support CUDA Toolkit versions going all the way back to CUDA 1.0.

Driver forward compatibility is a relatively new feature and has several restrictions. See https://docs.nvidia.com/deploy/cuda-compatibility/#forward-compatible-upgrade for more information.

Mike