NVIDIA® GPUDirect® Storage (GDS) is the newest addition to the GPUDirect family. GDS enables a direct data path for direct memory access (DMA) transfers between GPU memory and storage, which avoids a bounce buffer through the CPU. This direct path increases system bandwidth and decreases the latency and utilization load on the CPU.


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GPUDirect Storage v0.9 - Open Beta Release

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Key Features of Open Beta Release v0.9

  • Support for solutions with DDN, WekaIO, and VAST
  • Support is available through MOFED 5.1 for local NVMe with ext4, NVMeoF with ext4, NFSoRDMA
  • Compatibility mode - cuFile APIs will fall back to traditional IO paths if GDS is not enabled

GDS Enabled FileSystems