NVIDIA® CUDA Toolkit 11.0 no longer supports development or running applications on macOS. While there are no tools which use macOS as a target environment, NVIDIA is making macOS host versions of these tools that you can launch profiling and debugging sessions on supported target platforms.
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You may download all these tools here. Note that the Nsight tools provide the ability to download these macOS host versions on their respective product pages.
Please visit each tool's overview page for more information about the tool and its supported target platforms.
The macOS host tools provided are:
- Nsight Systems - a system profiler and timeline trace tool supporting Pascal and newer GPUs
- Nsight Compute - a CUDA kernel profiler supporting Volta and new GPUs
- Visual Profiler - a CUDA kernel and system profiler and timeline trace tool supporting older GPUs (see installation instructions, below)
- cuda-gdb - a GPU and CPU CUDA application debugger (see installation instructions, below)
Instructions for installing cuda-gdb on the macOS
- This tar archive holds the distribution of the CUDA 11.0 cuda-gdb debugger front-end for macOS.
Native macOS debugging is not supported in this release. Remote debugging from a macOS host to other CUDA enabled targets, however, is supported.
- To install:
- Create an installation directory
- Download the cuda-gdb-darwin-11.0.tar.gz tar archive into $INSTALL_DIR above
- Unpack the tar archive
- tar fxvz cuda-gdb-darwin-11.0.tar.gz
- Add the bin directory to your path
- Run cuda-gdb --version to confirm you're picking up the correct binaries
- cuda-gdb --version
You should see the following output:
- NVIDIA (R) CUDA Debugger
Portions Copyright (C) 2007-2020 NVIDIA Corporation
GNU gdb (GDB) 8.2
Copyright (C) 2018 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later
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Notes about JRE Requirements when using Visual Profiler on the macOS
- OpenJDK provides an open-source (and standards compliant) implementation of a Java compliant JVM.
Binaries are provided by various vendors such as Oracle, Azul Systems (Zulu), Amazon, Red Hat, IBM, etc.
- Visual Profiler needs to use an older version of Java, specifically JRE update 151, to work correctly.
This is currently not offered by Oracle JDK but is provided by Azul Systems (Zulu).
- The Bazel Build project also uses the Zulu builds of OpenJDK.
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- Download JDK 8.0.144 to get JRE update 151:
- Download version: 8u144-b01 (Zulu: 220.127.116.11) .dmg.zip.tar.gz
- Download version: Zulu 18.104.22.168 (build 1.8.0_144-b01 .zip
Nvidia is to drop support for macOS in CUDA, its GPU computing platform, used by many GPU renderers.
According to the release notes for CUDA Toolkit, this week’s 10.2 update will be “the last to support macOS for developing and running CUDA applications”.
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A further hurdle for Mac users who want to use Nvidia GPUs
Nvidia’s decision to stop supporting macOS in CUDA isn’t a major surprise given that, for some years, Apple hasn’t included Nvidia GPUs in its workstations and laptops.
Apple’s consumer machines offer integrated Intel graphics as standard; professional workstations, like the Mac Pro, iMac Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro, also offer discrete AMD cards.
That leaves an external GPU chassis as the only option for running GPU renderers that require CUDA – and therefore a Nvidia graphics card – on macOS.
However, even running Nvidia hardware in eGPUs became much harder with the release of macOS 10.14 last year, given the lack of graphics drivers for current Nvidia cards.
The reasons are discussed in more detail in this AppleInsider story, but at the time of posting, the only GPUs that Apple officially specifies for eGPUs are made by AMD.
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So which GPU renderers don’t need CUDA?
That creates problems for Mac users hoping to use their GPUs for rendering, since the major commercial GPU render engines – including OctaneRender, Redshift and V-Ray GPU – currently require CUDA.
Renderer developers looking to use Nvidia’s OptiX framework – increasingly being used to implement hardware-accelerated ray tracing on Nvidia’s curent-gen RTX GPUs – also need the CUDA Toolkit.
While some GPU renderers, such as Blender’s Cycles engine, support AMD cards via OpenCL, even OpenCL support was deprecated in macOS 10.14 in favour of Apple’s own Metal 2 API.
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At the time of posting, few GPU renderers support Metal: AMD’s own Radeon ProRender is one of the few exceptions, although Metal-compatible versions of both Redshift and OctaneRender have been announced.
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