The NVIDIA® CUDA® Toolkit enables developers to build NVIDIA GPU accelerated compute applications for desktop computers, enterprise, and data centers to hyperscalers. It consists of the CUDA compiler toolchain including the CUDA runtime (cudart) and various CUDA libraries and tools. To build an application, a developer has to install only the CUDA Toolkit and necessary libraries required for linking.
In order to run a CUDA application, the system should have a CUDA enabled GPU and an NVIDIA display driver that is compatible with the CUDA Toolkit that was used to build the application itself. If the application relies on dynamic linking for libraries, then the system should have the right version of such libraries as well.