GPU Setup

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This page introduces how to check whether your NVIDIA GPU card is CUDA enabled, and whether the latest NVIDIA drivers are installed.

CUDA Compatible Graphics

TUFLOW GPU requires an NVIDIA CUDA enabled GPU. To check if your computer has an NVIDA GPU and if it is CUDA enabled:

  1. Right click on the Windows desktop.
    GPU Setup 001.png
  2. If you see “NVIDIA Control Panel” or “NVIDIA Display” in the pop up dialogue, the computer has an NVIDIA GPU.
  3. Click on “NVIDIA Control Panel” or “NVIDIA Display” in the pop up dialogue.
  4. The GPU model should be displayed in the graphics card information.
    GPU Setup 002.png
  5. Check to see if the graphics card is listed on the following website: https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-gpus

Updating NVIDIA Drivers

It is likely that the NVIDIA drivers will need to be updated to the latest version as the drivers shipped with the computers are usually outdated. To update, open the NVIDA Control Panel (by right clicking on the desktop and selecting NVIDIA Control Panel or NVIDIA Display). Once the control panel has loaded, select Help >> Updates from the menu items. If new drivers are available, please download and install these by following the prompts.
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NOTE: Even if not prompted by the system, a restart is recommended to ensure the new drivers are correctly detected prior to running any simulations.

NOTE: In case the driver cannot be update using the above method, please visit http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx to download the latest driver.