GPU Usage Shows 100%

Last updated: 2020-03-23 10:11:46

    Problem Description

    When using a GPU instance, if you use nvidia-smi to view the GPU status in the system, the GPU usage may be displayed as 100% while no processes are using GPU, as shown below:

    Possible Causes

    This may be caused by the ECC Memory Scrubbing mechanism used when the instance loads the NVIDIA driver.


    Run the nvidia-smi -pm 1 command in the instance system to get the GPU Driver into the Persistence mode.


    1. Log in to the GPU instance and run the following command:
      nvidia-smi -pm 1
    2. Run the following command to check GPU usage:
      You will see the GPU usage is normal, as shown below: