Windows GPU-accelerated instances do not support automatic configuration and installation of GPU drivers. To ensure the performance of your GPU-accelerated instance, you can purchase a GPU driver from the NVIDIA official website and install the driver on the instance. This topic describes how to install a Windows GPU driver on a GPU-accelerated compute-optimized instance.

Background information

To install a GPU driver on a GPU-accelerated instance, the OS of the GPU driver must be the same as that of the GPU-accelerated instance. This topic only describes how to install a Windows GPU driver on a GPU-accelerated compute-optimized instance. For more information about how to install a Linux GPU driver on a GPU-accelerated compute-optimized instance, see Install a Linux GPU driver on a GPU-accelerated compute-optimized instance.

Procedure

  1. Connect to the GPU-accelerated compute-optimized instance.
    Use one of the following methods to connect to the instance.
    Connection method References
    VNC Connect to a Windows instance by using password authentication
  2. On your remote desktop, visit the DOWNLOAD DRIVERS page on the NVIDIA official website.
  3. Search for the driver that you want to install.
    1. From the Product Type, Product Series, and Product drop-down lists, select values based on the GPU with which your GPU-accelerated compute-optimized instance is configured. For more information about how to view instance specifications, see View instance information.
      The following table describes the driver specifications that you can select for each instance family.
      Instance family gn4 gn5 gn5i gn6v gn6i gn6e gn7 gn7i
      Product Type Data Center / Tesla Data Center / Tesla Data Center / Tesla Data Center / Tesla Data Center / Tesla Data Center / Tesla Data Center / Tesla Data Center / Tesla
      Product Series M-Class P-Series P-Series V-Series T-Series V-Series A-Series A-Series
      Product M40 Tesla P100 Tesla P4 Tesla V100 Tesla T4 Tesla V100 NVIDIA A100 NVIDIA A10
    2. From the Operating System drop-down list, select a Windows OS based on the image of the instance.
      In this example, Windows 10 64-bit is used.
    3. From the CUDA Toolkit drop-down list, select a version for CUDA Toolkit.
    4. From the Language drop-down list, select a language.
    5. Click SEARCH, find the driver version that you want to download, and then click the driver name.
  4. On the driver details page, click DOWNLOAD. On the Download page, click DOWNLOAD.
  5. After the driver is downloaded, open the folder where the driver installation package is stored, double-click the installation package, and then follow on-screen instructions to install the driver.
    Note For Windows instances where the installed GPU drivers have taken effect, Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) does not support applications such as DirectX and Open Graphics Library (OpenGL) applications. In this case, you must install the Virtual Network Console (VNC) service and client, or use protocols such as PC over IP (PCoIP) and XenDesktop HDX 3D that support the applications.

    After you install the driver, you can open Device Manager on your computer. In the left-side navigation pane, click Display adapters to check whether the driver is installed. If the driver appears, the driver is installed.