NVIDIA CUDA 8 with LinuxMint

Notes, screenshots and results using, installing, testing Nvidia Cuda on Linuxmint 18.1

“CUDA is a parallel computing platform and programming model invented by NVIDIA. It enables dramatic increases in computing performance by harnessing the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU).


Additional Notes:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:maarten-baert/simplescreenrecorder
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install simplescreenrecorder


Tests done on my custom built Workstation PC as well as Alienware 17 laptop – all GPU specs below.

Quick comparisons [not the focus of this post]  :):

  • Puget systems laptop, with a GTX 980M 8Gb  – 91 billion int./sec, 1819 Gflops
  • My Alienware 17 with a GTX 860M 2Gb – 43.3 b.i.p.s, 866 Gflops
  • My workstation with a GTX 970 4Gb -> 146 b.i.p.s, 2919 GFlops.

Screenshots in no particular order.


Below result from Puget Systems test on their laptop, for comparison

Below my results

Microsoft HoloLens VR Test Notes

Below are screenshots as l try/test a small “hello world” project first created using Unity, then compiled for using Microsoft HoloLens using Microsoft Visual Studio.

I used:

Above is the current spot l am stuck on, working on getting that resolved.


Ants in Nature

After a little auto color correction using DaVince, as well as an audio 6db clamping using Adobe Audition, below is a short video using some clips l shoot using the Sony A7 with a Canon 28-135mm lens, as well as my LG G5 cellphone.

These clips were shoot in Park Forest, Eatonville, WA. I cant get enough of how super busy ants are when you view them up close.





Ants in Nature from Ifeanyichukwu Mbah on Vimeo.

Minecraft Mod Development

Tracking my progress on this, using Windows 10 and Minecraft 1.11.2 and Forge.



  • on windows 10 l used java 1.8.121, l didnt need to get javac functional in the path as in the book, simply java -version working in a command line window was ok.

Sample Code Link: