[CentOS] Crash and automatical reboot when using the NVIDIA card

Fri Nov 22 21:20:20 UTC 2013
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Panruo Wu wrote:
> David McGiven <davidmcgivenn at ...> writes:
>> I'm running a Supermicro server with the latest CentOS 6.4 versions
>> (kernel 2.6.32-358.23.2.el6.x86_64) and the latest nvidia driver (331.20).
>> A few minutes after using the GPU for doing some HPC calculations, the
>> server crashes and reboots itself. This is happening every time. I know
>> it will be rebooted but I don't know when. Sometimes it's 20 minutes after
>> starting using it. Sometimes it's 2 hours.
> I also have the same problem with all my 4 Supermicro machines. I don't
> know why it happens but nvidia driver seems to be blamed for me.
> I'm using CentOS 6.3 and nVidia driver version 304.54 or 319.37.

On our Dell R720s, I'm using the kmod-nvidia from elrepo. They don't
crash... and that even when they're running week-long jobs.