Re: Debian PPC64le GFX driver situation
thank you for your feedback.
Let’s hope Raptor will be successfully ;-)
I googled a little bit around and found a Phoronix article about the Talos POWER8.
He mentioned to use older Kepler cards (nVidia) or AMD cards.
The POWER9 system uses a AMD Polaris 10 XT. I hope a Polaris 12 XT will work also.
OpenCL is supported also on PPC64el, I think. I found downloads on the IBM page.
> Am 14.08.2017 um 20:41 schrieb John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On Mon, Aug 14, 2017 at 11:42:11AM +0200, Carlos wrote:
>> I would like to ask about the driver situation regarding PPC64le.
>> Which one is to prefer? AMD or nVidia?
> You should actually elaborate a bit more what you are planning to do
> with the graphcis hardware. On POWER8, people usually use such
> graphics card to perform numerical calculations and for these
> purposes, nVidia boards are usually the preferred choice as there is
> very good upstream support for them. You can actually buy POWER8
> servers from IBM which come with nVidia hardware preinstalled .
> The nVidia graphics drivers for "ppc64el" are currently not packaged
> in Debian , but there are current drivers available upstream . I
> have no ideas though whether those will actually also work with normal
> GeForce boards, those might be Tesla-only at the moment.
> I assume that nVidia would release GeForce drivers for POWER8 if there
> were any POWER8-based workstations like the Talos available in larger
>>  https://www.ibm.com/blogs/systems/ibm-nvidia-present-nvlink-server-youve-waiting/
>>  https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=832899
>>  http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/122816/en-us
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