Nvidia Offload Support

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(Updated 2018.01.30)


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Introduction

Enabling "Nvidia Support" offloads 50% workload of CPU to the Nvidia GPU card. This feature enables the administrators to create high quality video wall with better content synchronization.

Following are the advantages of using this feature:

  • Synchronization (very substantial improvements to video wall synchronization)
  • Substantially improved scaled image quality on heavily scaled video walls
  • Free up CPU resources (by offloading 50%+ of the workload to the Nvidia Offload Card)

Setup and Requirements

To support this feature, following requirements and caveats must be met:

  1. Ensure that you have Nvidia Offload Card installed in Mid-Range Appliance
  2. Install appropriate License key
  3. Set the default GPU in BIOS of the Userful host to Intel® Integrated GPU
  4. Do not plug any display into the Nvidia GPU

Once all the requirements are met, Go to Control Center > Settings > Performance Settings to enable Nvidia Offload Card Support.

Licensing

Licensing is managed through the Control Center. To enable this feature, you need special license key. Please consult your sales representative or send an email to sales@userful.com for more information.

Supported Cards

Following Nvidia Offload cards are tested with Userful™ software appliance. Other cards of 10 series may also work.


Please Note:

  • Nvidia GTX 1060 or higher cards consume more power than is available in some Desktop systems. If you are planning to install these cards for offload support, please contact the Userful representative for more details.
  • GeForce GTX 1080 or higher card is required for 8k video playback.


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