just to share this solution discovered from one of my customer.
hope it can be useful to any of you who facing the same issue.
the issues is ubuntu OS not able to load / register the GPU to the Ubuntu kernel with the errors from screenshot below. these messages in the system logs (via journalctl -b -f):
Resolution (obtain from Nvidia Community Support)
URL : https://forums.developer.nvidia.com/t/solved-cant-get-the-video-driver-to-load-for-a100s-installed-i...
Edit /etc/default/grub and append the preceding to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT, for example:
Reboot. After this the drivers load as expected, nvidia-smi produces results, the nvidia-persistenced service loads properly, etc.
After applied the resolution above, the A16 GPU can be see from nvidia-smi.