GPU Support

GPU Support

If you’d like to use GPU instance types (i.e. p2 or p3 ) then the first thing you need to do is subscribe to the EKS-optimized AMI with GPU Support. If you don’t do this then node creation will fail.

After subscribing to the AMI you can create a cluster specifying the GPU instance type you’d like to use for the nodes. For example:

eksctl create cluster --node-type=p2.xlarge

The AMI resolvers (static, auto and auto-ssm) will see that you want to use a GPU instance type (p2 or p3 only) and they will select the correct AMI.

Once the cluster is created you will need to install the NVIDIA Kubernetes device plugin. Check the repo for the most up to date instructions but you should be able to run this:

kubectl create -f

NOTE: Once addon support has been added as part of 0.2.0 it is envisioned that there will be a addon to install the NVIDIA Kubernetes Device Plugin. This addon could potentially be installed automatically as we know an GPU instance type is being used.