NVIDIA enables GSP on some hardware by default

This can relieve the CPU of certain tasks, but requires a newer Tesla or A-series accelerator.

Back in 2016, NVIDIA announced that they were planning a successor to their command processor, then known as Falcon, which would also be available in GPUs based on individual Turing and Ampere architectures. The company refers to it as GSP, or GPU System Processor, and in terms of basic design, it is a solution that uses the RISC-V instruction architecture, which could previously be activated upon individual request.


The company has now decided to activate GPS by default for certain Tesla and A-series accelerators, so 510.39.01Starting with a beta drive released for Linux, this can be run on CUDA 11.6 without a request.

Before anyone thinks much about the GSP, it’s worth mentioning that it’s not a particularly fast-paced component, as it doesn’t provide a fraction of the speed of today’s modern processor cores used for PCs, but it lags far behind even the cores released ten years ago. However, you don’t have to change the world with your speed because it’s not your job to run complex programs, but rather takes over GPU initialization and management work that the host CPU used to do. On the one hand, this slightly reduces the CPU load on the host, and on the other hand, it can give CUDA programs faster access to some GPU resources.

For details, see to the page below you may want to visit where NVIDIA brushes out hardware support and configuration information.

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