eGPUs under Linux: an advanced guide
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eGPUs under Linux: an advanced guide  

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for me came installed with a recent Linux kernel (I think it was 4.15).  If you don't have the latest kernel you just update it.

@peter_gelderbloem CUDA will most likely not work in a VM like VirtualBox.  CUDA requires direct access to the GPU.  I did see that a passthrough might be possible with VirtualBox, but (esp on Mac OS) this will probably be a pain to set up and probably not worth it.

However, if you want to try, you can try to emulate the passthrough work done on LXD containers linked below:
Mac OS is Unix based, so the NVidia drivers could be similar on both Mac OS and Linux, but this is a very tenuous assumption.  This would only likely work between a host and virtual operating system both on Linux.

I did see direct PCI-E passthrough also being an option, but you would need to figure out how to do that in Mac OS if that is even possible. 

2017 Intel NUC7i5BNH [7th,2C,U] + GTX 1070 @ 32Gbps-TB3 (AORUS Gaming Box) + Linux & Win10 [build link]  

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