GPU Acceleration Development?

Not long ago GPU acceleration was added to the Github project section, and after reading through it I was left with a few questions. These mostly manifesting in which graphics cards would be supported by this in development feature. This being due to the page only mentioning by name AMD and Intel leading me to speculate if Nivida would be included or not due it’s proprietary nature. If Nivida isn’t included, would the current pass through method still be the only option? Additionally, what would the security implications be for selecting this future option?

Issues · QubesOS/qubes-issues · GitHub is the list of tasks under this tag, as I understand it.

GPUs are a security nightmare, and I would expect any VMs that shared a GPU to be able to find ways to talk amongst themselves easily, or spy on each other.

As far as I understand and recall from the last QubesOS summit, the first step will be allowing the iGPU to be used in non-dom0 qubes, including in sys-gui. That’s why they reference Intel and AMD and not Nvidia.

At some later point they may add proper support for external (to the CPU) GPUs as well.

There is also:


the issues are very fresh, that’s seems we may see related features coming for the next release

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