How to enable GPU utilization for Topaz Gigapixel AI on an Azure VM?

Miguel Aguilar 0 Reputation points
2024-06-21T21:25:18.7066667+00:00

I am running Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI on an Azure virtual machine (VM) with the following setup:

  • OS: Windows Server 2019 Datacenter (Version 10.0.17763)
  • CPU: Intel or AMD with AVX instructions (post-2013)
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA Tesla T4
  • Driver Version: 529.19
  • CUDA Version: 12.5
  • Gigapixel AI Version: 7.0

Despite configuring GPU settings and ensuring drivers are installed, Gigapixel AI only utilizes the CPU, and the GPU remains idle. nvidia-smi shows no processes using the GPU.

Steps Taken:

  1. Installed NVIDIA driver and CUDA 12.5, verified with deviceQuery and bandwidthTest utilities.
  2. Enabled GPU settings in Group Policy.
  3. Ensured Gigapixel AI is not in compatibility mode for Windows 8.
  4. Verified GPU passthrough to the VM.

Request: I need help enabling GPU utilization for Gigapixel AI on this setup. Any specific configurations or troubleshooting steps?

Thank you.I am running Topaz Labs Gigapixel AI on an Azure virtual machine (VM) with the following setup:

  • OS: Windows Server 2019 Datacenter (Version 10.0.17763)
  • CPU: Intel or AMD with AVX instructions (post-2013)
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA Tesla T4
  • Driver Version: 529.19
  • CUDA Version: 12.5
  • Gigapixel AI Version: 7.0

Despite configuring GPU settings and ensuring drivers are installed, Gigapixel AI only utilizes the CPU, and the GPU remains idle. nvidia-smi shows no processes using the GPU.

Steps Taken:

  1. Installed NVIDIA driver and CUDA 12.5, verified with deviceQuery and bandwidthTest utilities.
  2. Enabled GPU settings in Group Policy.
  3. Ensured Gigapixel AI is not in compatibility mode for Windows 8.
  4. Verified GPU passthrough to the VM.

Request: I need help enabling GPU utilization for Gigapixel AI on this setup. Any specific configurations or troubleshooting steps?

Thank you.

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  1. Nikhil Duserla 1,140 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2024-06-25T07:13:33.58+00:00

    Hi Miguel Aguilar ,

    Welcome to the Microsoft Q&A Platform! Thank you for asking your question here.

    The Nvidia extension always installs the latest driver.

    Please ensure that you have installed the latest driver on Windows Server 2019/2022. 538.46_grid_win10_win11_server2019_server2022_dch_64bit_international_azure_swl.exe

    For more detail understanding, please follow with this: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/n-series-driver-setup

    If you have any further queries, do let us know.

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