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iMac Pro... Vega PRO


#1

So, correct me if i am wrong… but isn’t Vega PRO supposed to have SR-IOV support?

Has anyone heard about this being a thing on the iMac Pro (which includes Vega PRO), and is there any Mac virtualisation software available or on the cards that supports it yet?


#2

sadly, no.


#3

You can install Linux on them, chances are that it’ll work if they are using non-custom chips.


#4

as far as I’m aware you need a FirePro S9150/7150 or newer to use SR-IOV. They don’t have video outputs and usually cost $1500 or more.


#5

Parallels


#6

Does Parallels have any kind of SR-IOV support? That’s news to me :o though I haven’t been keeping up much anyway.


#7

No clue, my latest copy is for 10.10 lol.


#8

Aware of Parallels and Fusion… been a fusion user for a long time. Apple also now have a hypervisor framework that a couple of smaller virtualisation programs are making use of.

That’s the more relevant thing, ditto for fusion or anything else available… :slight_smile:

I believe ESXi is usually certified on apple machines (maybe not the iMac Pro just yet, but not really wanting a bare metal hypervisor…

While we’re on the subject - anyone know of Vega FE supports SR-IOV? I’ve seen conflicting reports.

Essentially my goal is to get off of Windows as a non gaming-virtual-machine OS :smiley:


#9

As far as I remember Wendell said it didn’t, but that was a while ago.


#10

That’s a pity if true. Like i said i have seen conflicting reports. If FE did actually support it, there would be an actual point to Vega FE’s existence :smiley:


#11

It’s a deep learning card :thinking:


#12

… that’s not supported by Tensorflow nor Caffe nor pyTorch nor Microsoft’s cognitive Toolkit. And Theano, which apparently did support OpenCL has been deprecated because it is no longer being developed :smiley:


#13

That was kind of the joke :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: