After you create a Windows GPU-accelerated instance, no GPU driver is automatically installed on the instance. To ensure the performance of the created instance, you can download a GPU driver from the NVIDIA official website and install the driver on the instance. This topic describes how to install a GPU driver on a Windows GPU-accelerated compute-optimized instance.

Background information

You can install a GPU driver on a GPU-accelerated instance only if the GPU driver matches the OS of the GPU-accelerated instance. This topic describes how to install a GPU driver only on a Windows GPU-accelerated compute-optimized instance. For more information about how to install a GPU driver on a Linux GPU-accelerated compute-optimized instance, see Install a GPU driver on a Linux GPU-accelerated compute-optimized instance.

Procedure

  1. Connect to the GPU-accelerated compute-optimized instance.
    Use one of the methods that are described in the following table to connect to the instance.
    Connection method References
    Workbench Connect to a Windows instance by using a password or key
    VNC Connect to a Windows instance by using a password
  2. On your remote desktop, visit the NVIDIA Driver Downloads page on the NVIDIA official website.
  3. Set the search conditions and click SEARCH to search for the driver that you want to install.

    The following table describes the search conditions.

    Search condition Description Example
    • Product Type
    • Product Series
    • Product
    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.

    For more information about the driver specifications that you can select for each instance family, see the following table.

    • Data Center / Tesla
    • P-Series
    • Tesla P100
    Operating System Select a Windows version based on the image of the instance. Windows 10 64-bit
    CUDA Toolkit Select a CUDA Toolkit version. 11.2
    Language Select a language for the driver that you want to install. English (US)
    Recommended/Beta By default, All is selected. You can use the default setting. All
    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 gn7e
    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 Data Center / Tesla
    Product Series M-Class P-Series P-Series V-Series T-Series V-Series A-Series A-Series A-Series
    Product M40 Tesla P100 Tesla P4 Tesla V100 Tesla T4 Tesla V100 NVIDIA A100 NVIDIA A10 NVIDIA A100
  4. In the search result, find the driver version that you want to download, and then click the driver name.
  5. On the driver details page, click DOWNLOAD. On the Download page, click AGREE & DOWNLOAD.
  6. After the driver is downloaded, open the folder in which the driver installation package is stored. Double-click the installation package, and then install the driver as prompted.
    Note For Windows instances on which 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.