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       nvidia-cuda-mps-control - NVIDIA CUDA Multi Process Service management program


       nvidia-cuda-mps-control [-d]


       MPS  is  a  runtime  service  designed  to  let  multiple  MPI processes using CUDA to run
       concurrently in a way that's transparent to the MPI program.  A CUDA program runs  in  MPS
       mode if the MPS control daemon is running on the system.

       When  CUDA  is  first initialized in a program, the CUDA driver attempts to connect to the
       MPS control daemon. If the connection attempt fails, the program continues to  run  as  it
       normally  would  without  MPS.  If  however,  the connection attempt to the control daemon
       succeeds, the CUDA driver then requests the daemon to start an MPS server on  its  behalf.
       If  there's  an MPS server already running, and the user id of that server process matches
       that of the requesting client process, the  control  daemon  simply  notifies  the  client
       process  of  it,  which  then  proceeds to connect to the server. If there's no MPS server
       already running on the system, the control daemon launches an MPS  server  with  the  same
       user  id  (UID) as that of the requesting client process. If there's an MPS server already
       running, but with a different user id than that of the client process, the control  daemon
       requests  the  existing  server  to shutdown as soon as all its clients are done. Once the
       existing server has terminated, the control daemon launches a new server with the user  id
       same as that of the queued client process.

       The MPS server creates the shared GPU context, and manages its clients.  An MPS server can
       support a finite amount of CUDA contexts determined by the  hardware  architecture  it  is
       running  on.  For compute capability SM 3.5 through SM 6.0 the limit is 16 clients per GPU
       at a time. Compute capability SM 7.0 has a  limit  of  48.  MPS  is  transparent  to  CUDA
       programs,  with all the complexity of communication between the client process, the server
       and the control daemon hidden within the driver binaries.

       Currently, CUDA MPS is available on 64-bit Linux only, requires  a  device  that  supports
       Unified  Virtual  Address (UVA) and has compute capability SM 3.5 or higher.  Applications
       requiring pre-CUDA 4.0 APIs are not supported under CUDA  MPS.  Certain  capabilities  are
       only available starting with compute capability SM 7.0.


       Start the MPS control daemon, assuming the user has enough privilege (e.g. root).

   -h, --help
       Print a help message.

   <no arguments>
       Start the front-end management user interface to the MPS control daemon, which needs to be
       started first. The front-end UI keeps reading commands from stdin until EOF.  Commands are
       separated by the newline character. If an invalid command is issued and rejected, an error
       message will be printed to stdout. The  exit  status  of  the  front-end  UI  is  zero  if
       communication with the daemon is successful. A non-zero value is returned if the daemon is
       not found or connection to the daemon is broken unexpectedly. See the "quit" command below
       for more information about the exit status.

       Commands supported by the MPS control daemon:

              Print out a list of PIDs of all MPS servers.

       start_server -uid UID
              Start a new MPS server for the specified user (UID).

       shutdown_server PID [-f]
              Shutdown  the  MPS  server  with  given PID. The MPS server will not accept any new
              client connections and it exits when all current clients disconnect. -f  is  forced
              immediate  shutdown.  If  a  client  launches  a faulty kernel that runs forever, a
              forced shutdown of the MPS server may be required, since the MPS server creates and
              issues GPU work on behalf of its clients.

       get_client_list PID
              Print out a list of PIDs of all clients connected to the MPS server with given PID.

       quit [-t TIMEOUT]
              Shutdown the MPS control daemon process and all MPS servers. The MPS control daemon
              stops accepting new clients while waiting for current MPS servers and  MPS  clients
              to  finish. If TIMEOUT is specified (in seconds), the daemon will force MPS servers
              to shutdown if they are still running after TIMEOUT seconds.

              This command is synchronous. The front-end UI waits for  the  daemon  to  shutdown,
              then  returns the daemon's exit status. The exit status is zero iff all MPS servers
              have exited gracefully.

       Commands available to Volta MPS control daemon:

       get_device_client_list PID
              List the devices and PIDs of client applications that enumerated  this  device.  It
              optionally takes the server instance PID.

       set_default_active_thread_percentage percentage
              Set  the  default  active  thread percentage for MPS servers. If there is already a
              server spawned, this command will only affect the next server.  The  set  value  is
              lost if a quit command is executed. The default is 100.

              Query the current default available thread percentage.

       set_active_thread_percentage PID percentage
              Set  the active thread percentage for the MPS server instance of the given PID. All
              clients created with that server afterwards will observe the  new  limit.  Existing
              clients are not affected.

       get_active_thread_percentage PID
              Query  the  current  available  thread percentage of the MPS server instance of the
              given PID.


              Specify the directory that contains the named pipes and UNIX  domain  sockets  used
              for  communication among the MPS control, MPS server, and MPS clients. The value of
              this environment variable should be consistent in the MPS control  daemon  and  all
              MPS client processes. Default directory is /tmp/nvidia-mps

              Specify the directory that contains the MPS log files. This variable is used by the
              MPS control daemon only. Default directory is /var/log/nvidia-mps


       Log files created by the MPS control daemon in the specified directory

              Record startup and shutdown of MPS control daemon, user commands issued with  their
              results, and status of MPS servers.

              Record startup and shutdown of MPS servers, and status of MPS clients.