[Beowulf] nvidia card id?

Tim Cutts tjrc at sanger.ac.uk
Tue Jul 14 04:20:58 EDT 2009


On 13 Jul 2009, at 7:49 pm, Mark Hahn wrote:

>> Does anyone know off hand if there is a way to pull the exact card
>> information from an nvidia GPU inside a linux server from linux
>> itself?
>
> well, there's lspci.  is that what you meant?  it's usually a bit  
> fuzzy how to match the pci-level id (vendor/device/revision) to  
> marketing names.  but afaik, the data from lspci is fundamental.

On Debian-derived systems, such as Ubuntu, there's a utility to  
download the latest PCI ID database, to give you a fighting chance:

/usr/bin/update-pciids

It's probably present on other distros too, or something similar at  
any rate.

Tim


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