Over the past several years, many Jacket programmers have requested support for Remote Desktop in Windows. We are pleased to report that recent NVIDIA drivers now enable Jacket to run over Remote Desktop, for some system configurations.
Specifically, the requirements to make this work include:
- Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows HPC Server 2008, or Windows HPC Server 2008 R2
- The latest NVIDIA driver (as required by Jacket)
- Tesla GPU
- TCC-mode enabled on at least one (Tesla) GPU
- To enable TCC, the Tesla cannot be connected to a display. This means you need to connect the display to another GPU.
- The GPU needs to be an NVIDIA Tesla device.
TCC is currently enabled using the Windows command-line function NVSMI, which is installed with the NVIDIA driver. The image to the right shows how to enable TCC-mode for your GPUs (click the thumbnail to maximize).
Finally, please make sure your
jlicense.dat file includes the text
TS_OK (terminal services are OK). If you are missing the
TS_OK feature in your license file, simply download a new
jlicense.dat from the Manage Licenses page.
Other remote protocols, such as VNC and SSH, continue to work well for remote Jacket operation.