Nvidia Cuda is a parallel computing platform and programming model that enables you to use the power of Nvidia graphics cards for general-purpose computing. With Cuda, you can accelerate your applications by offloading some of the compute-intensive tasks to the GPU, such as image processing, machine learning, scientific simulation, and more.
If you have a Mac with an Nvidia GPU and you want to use Cuda for your projects, you need to install the Cuda driver and toolkit. In this article, we will show you how to install Nvidia Cuda 8.0 for Mac OS X, which is compatible with macOS 10.12 (Sierra) and 10.11 (El Capitan).
Step 1: Download the Cuda Driver
The first step is to download the Cuda driver from the Nvidia website. You can find the latest version of Cuda 8.0 for Mac OS X here: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/drivers/cuda/macosx-cuda-8-0-81-driver/
Alternatively, you can also download the driver from within your Mac OS environment. To do this, go to System Preferences > Other > Cuda and click on 'Install Cuda Update'. This will automatically download and install the latest version of Cuda 8.0 for Mac OS X.
Step 2: Install the Cuda Driver
The next step is to install the Cuda driver on your Mac. To do this, follow these steps:
Double-click on the downloaded file CUDADriver-8.0.81-macos.dmg
Click Continue on the Cuda 8.0 Installer Welcome screen
Click Continue after you read the License Agreement and then click Agree
Click Install on the Standard Install Screen. You will be required to enter an Administrator password
Once you see the Successful Installation screen, your install is complete. No restart is required
Note: You must have a Quadro FX or GeForce graphics card installed on your Mac before installing the Cuda driver.
Step 3: Download and Install the Cuda Toolkit
The final step is to download and install the Cuda toolkit, which contains the libraries, tools, samples, and documentation that you need to develop and run your Cuda applications.
You can download the latest version of Cuda toolkit 8.0 for Mac OS X here: https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-toolkit
To install the Cuda toolkit, follow these steps:
Double-click on the downloaded file cuda_8.0.61_mac.dmg
Click Continue on the Installer Welcome screen
Select your destination folder and click Continue
Select which components you want to install and click Continue
Click Install to begin the installation process. You will be required to enter an Administrator password
Once you see the Installation Completed Successfully screen, your installation is complete. You may need to restart your Mac for some changes to take effect
In this article, we showed you how to install Nvidia Cuda 8.0 for Mac OS X on your Mac with an Nvidia GPU. With Cuda, you can leverage the power of your graphics card for general-purpose computing and accelerate your applications.
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