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Aug 19, 2020

I'm attempting to leverage "grid_m10-1q" profile (Nvidia GRID M10 card)... Followed doc to install drivers (had to reboot after installing kernel modules - not noted in doc). nvidia-smi looks good, showing driver version at 440.87 (v10.2) and GPU name of "GRID M10-1Q". systemctl status nvidia-gridd shows Quadro-Virtual-DWS license acquired successfully. However, when I use FAHControl to add the gpu slot, it's being identified as "GM107GL [GRID M40]" and all received work units fail with "ERROR:exception: Error initializing context: clCreateContext (-2)" and "WARNING:WU00:FS00:FahCore returned: BAD_WORK_UNIT (114 = 0x72)"... I've played around with the indexes in the slot config, but nothing I select appears to work. Would love to put some of these GPUs to work overnight :) Any recommendations?

Aug 19, 2020

Hi Justin.

The error you're seeing is due to the GPU not being able to run CUDA workloads on the 1Q profile.

When you're using the M10 card, you need to use the 8Q profile if you want to do GPU compute jobs with vGPU. The M10 does not support compute workloads unless you dedicate an entire GPU to that VM. The reason for this is in the hardware on the Maxwell series cards. vGPU requires Pascal-series (P4, P40) or newer cards in order to run CUDA workloads.

Aug 19, 2020

Hey Sean, Thank you for the explanation. I do remember this being a limitation of our M10 cards, but didn't put two-and-two together. Makes sense. Thanks!