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The programmer bypassed the limitations of Nvidia. It is possible to virtualize on GeForce in the same way as on the expensive Tesla and Quadro cards – Živě.cz


With very expensive Tesla and Quadro graphics cards, Nvidia offers the option of virtualization, or the use of a virtualization driver, which allows you to share the performance of the graphics card with several users at once. This enables the creation of powerful game virtual machines for the cloud and locally, the operation of virtualized applications, etc.

This functionality is not possible on standard GeForce graphics cards, but this is a software limitation, because the chips are usually identical and the cards differ only, for example, in the size of the memory.

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However, a programmer nicknamed DualCoder published the “vGPU_Unlock” software on Github, which allows you to work around the limitations and install the Nvidia GRID vGPU driver on “ordinary” GeForce graphics as well. In order to create this software, of course, very demanding programming magic was required, which extends to the kernel, accesses memory directly, works with encrypted data with an authentication key, simulates a PCI device ID and the like (Nvidia has a lot of protection and detection).

See Github for installation and operation details.

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