So, I’ve been banging my head against a high idle power consumption issue when running the nvidia container runtime on a headless server. Since the server never creates an Xorg display, and the card isn’t running one, coolbits and powermizer options aren’t available. The card (a P2000) idles in P0 at 27W / 75W according to nvidia-smi. Which is a lot of power for doing literally nothing.
How can one specify a more aggressive power management profile? If we had sysfs nodes like most drivers do, we could use those. If nvidia-settings could reference a card with no display, I could use that. nvidia-smi works, but doesn’t let you change what profile the card is using.