[openstack-dev] Instance with access to GPU, libvirt and hostdev

Ian Wells ijw.ubuntu at cack.org.uk
Tue Apr 9 17:59:29 UTC 2013

On 9 April 2013 10:27, Jim Fehlig <jfehlig at suse.com> wrote:

> On 04/09/2013 03:12 AM, Guillaume Thouvenin wrote:
>> Hello,
>>  Here is my use case. I have a machine with GPU and I want to provide an
>> instance that can start an X server and use the GPU to allow 3D rendering.
>>  The BIOS installed on my machine doesn't allow IOMMU. So the solution I
>> see is to use a compute node with the Linux container driver.
> A blueprint already exists for this feature
> https://blueprints.launchpad.**net/nova/+spec/pci-**passthrough-and-sr-iov<https://blueprints.launchpad.net/nova/+spec/pci-passthrough-and-sr-iov>

I don't believe this would work without IOMMU support.

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