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BackTrack 5 Cookbook by David De Smet, Willie Pritchett

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Installing and configuring NVIDIA video card drivers

In this recipe, we will embrace CUDA, the NVIDIA parallel computing architecture. The first step will be the installation of the NVIDIA developer display driver followed by the installation of the CUDA toolkit. This will provide us with a dramatic increase in computer performance with the power of the GPU, which will be used in scenarios such as password cracking.

Note

For more information about CUDA, please visit their website: http://www.nvidia.com/object/cuda_home_new.html

Getting ready

The following requirements need to be fulfilled:

  • An Internet connection is required to complete this recipe
  • The preparation of the kernel headers is needed before starting this task, which is explained in the ...

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