Platform Support

This documents provides an overview of the GPUs and system platform configurations supported.

GPUs

The following NVIDIA datacenter/enterprise GPUs are supported:

Product

GPU Architecture

Datacenter A-series Products

NVIDIA A100

NVIDIA Ampere

NVIDIA A40

NVIDIA Ampere

NVIDIA A30

NVIDIA Ampere

NVIDIA A10

NVIDIA Ampere

Datacenter T-series Products

NVIDIA T4

Turing

Datacenter V-series Products

NVIDIA V100

Volta

Datacenter P-series Products

NVIDIA Tesla P100

Pascal

NVIDIA Tesla P40

Pascal

NVIDIA Tesla P4

Pascal

RTX-Series / T-Series Products

NVIDIA RTX A6000

NVIDIA Ampere

NVIDIA RTX A5000

NVIDIA Ampere

NVIDIA RTX A4000

NVIDIA Ampere

Quadro RTX 8000

Turing

Quadro RTX 6000

Turing

NVIDIA T1000

Turing

NVIDIA T600

Turing

NVIDIA T400

Turing

Note

The GPU Operator only supports platforms using discrete GPUs - Jetson or other embedded products with integrated GPUs are not supported.

Container Platforms

The following Kubernetes platforms are supported:

  • Kubernetes v1.16+

  • Red Hat OpenShift 4 using Red Hat Enterprise Linux CoreOS (RHCOS) and CRI-O container runtime. See the OpenShift guide for getting started.

  • Google Cloud Anthos. See the user guide for getting started.

Note

Note that the Kubernetes community supports only the last three minor releases as of v1.17. Older releases may be supported through enterprise distributions of Kubernetes such as Red Hat OpenShift. See the prerequisites for enabling monitoring in Kubernetes releases before v1.16.

The following table includes the support matrix of the GPU Operator releases and supported container platforms.

GPU Operator Release

Kubernetes

OpenShift

Anthos

1.7

v1.18+

4.6, 4.7 and 4.8

Supported

1.6

v1.16+

4.5, 4.6 and 4.7

Supported

1.5

v1.13+

4.4.29+, 4.5 and 4.6

Supported

1.4

v1.13+

4.4.29+, 4.5 and 4.6

Supported

1.3

v1.13+

4.4.29+, 4.5 and 4.6

Supported

1.2

v1.13+

Not supported

Supported

1.1.7

v1.13+

4.1, 4.2, 4.3, and 4.4

Supported

1.1

v1.13+

Not supported

Not supported

1.0

v1.13+

Not supported

Not supported

Note

The GPU Operator versions are expressed as x.y.z or <major, minor, patch> and follows the semver terminology.

Only the most recent release of the GPU Operator is maintained. All prior releases of the GPU Operator are deprecated (and unsupported) when a new version of the GPU Operator is released.

The product lifecycle is subject to change in the future.

Linux distributions

The following Linux distributions are supported:

  • Ubuntu 18.04.z, 20.04.z LTS

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux CoreOS (RHCOS) for use with OpenShift 4.5, 4.6, 4.7 and 4.8

  • CentOS 7 and 8

In addition, the following container management tools are supported:

  • Helm v3

  • Docker CE 19.03.z

  • containerd 1.4+

  • CRI-O with OpenShift 4 using Red Hat Enterprise Linux CoreOS (RHCOS)

GPU Operator Component Matrix

Release

NVIDIA Driver

NVIDIA Container Toolkit

NVIDIA K8s Device Plugin

NVIDIA DCGM-Exporter

Node Feature Discovery

GPU Feature Discovery

K8s MIG Manager

1.7.1

460.73.01

1.5.0

0.9.0

2.1.8-2.4.0-rc.2

0.8.2

0.4.1

0.1.0

1.7.0

460.73.01

1.5.0

0.9.0

2.1.8-2.4.0-rc.2

0.6.0

0.4.1

0.1.0

1.6.2

460.32.03

1.4.7

0.8.2

2.2.0

0.6.0

0.4.1

N/A

1.6.1

460.32.03

1.4.6

0.8.2

2.2.0

0.6.0

0.4.1

N/A

1.6.0

460.32.03

1.4.5

0.8.2

2.2.0

0.6.0

0.4.1

N/A

1.5.2

450.80.02

1.4.4

0.8.1

2.1.2

0.6.0

0.4.0

N/A

1.5.1

450.80.02

1.4.3

0.7.3

2.1.2

0.6.0

0.3.0

N/A

1.5.0

450.80.02

1.4.2

0.7.3

2.1.2

0.6.0

0.3.0

N/A

1.4.0

450.80.02

1.4.0

0.7.1

2.1.2

0.6.0

0.2.2

N/A

1.3.0

450.80.02

1.3.0

0.7.0

2.1.0

0.6.0

0.2.1

N/A

1.2.0

450.80.02

1.3.0

0.7.0

2.1.0-rc.2

0.6.0

N/A

N/A

1.1.0

440.64.00

1.0.5

1.0.0-beta4

1.7.2

0.5.0

N/A

N/A

Note

  • Driver version could be different with NVIDIA vGPU, as it depends on the driver version downloaded from the NVIDIA vGPU Software Portal.

  • The GPU Operator is supported on all the R450 and R460 NVIDIA datacenter production drivers. For a list of supported datacenter drivers versions, visit this link.

Supported NVIDIA vGPU Products

NVIDIA vGPU 12.0+ with the following software products

  • NVIDIA Virtual Compute Server (C-Series)

  • NVIDIA RTX Virtual Workstation (vWS)

Supported Hypervisors with NVIDIA vGPU

The following Virtualization Platforms are supported. Refer to the NVIDIA vGPU Documentation for more detailed information.

  • VMware vSphere 7

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux KVM

  • Red Hat Virtualization (RHV)

Deployment Scenarios

The GPU Operator has been validated in the following scenarios:

  • Bare-metal

  • GPU passthrough virtualization

  • NVIDIA vGPU

Note

The GPU Operator deploys the NVIDIA driver as a container. In this environment, running on desktop environments (e.g. workstations with GPUs and display) is not supported.