Version EL7-20.02

The DGX Software for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, EL7-20.02 update, is available. You must enable the update repository in order to obtain this update.

Important: Installing or updating to EL7-20.02 also updates the installed Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 distribution to the latest version. If you require use of the Mellanox OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution for Linux (MLNX_OFED), then before installing or updating to EL7-20.02, be sure that there is a MLNX_OFED package version available that supports the latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 version. If a supporting MLNX_OFED package has been released, then be sure to install it.

Update Repository

The update repository was created for updating the NVIDIA driver to the R418 driver branch, CUDA 10.1, and other software packages associated with CUDA 10.1.

These updates are available only if you have enabled the update repository. See DGX Software for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Installation Guide for instructions on updating the NVIDIA repositories.

Change Highlights

  • The following changes were made to the update repository.
    • Updated NVSM to version 20.01.15
    • Updated NCCL Runtime to version 2.5.6+cuda10.1
    • Updated cuDNN Library Runtime to version 7.6.5+cuda10.1
    • Updated TensorRT to version 6.0.1+cuda10.1
    • Updated NVIDIA GPU driver to version 418.126.02
  • Mellanox CX6 cards are now supported on DGX-1 (Tesla V100).
  • PXE boot is now supported on DGX-1 and DGX-2.
  • CPU mitigations can now be disabled and restored.
  • Support for the NVSM commands nvsm show health and nvsm dump health on the DGX Station replaces the DGX Station Diagnostic Components.

Software Contents:

The following table provides version information for software included in the DGX Software Stack for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Note: Unlike the DGX OS shipped with the NVIDIA DGX system, the DGX software stack for Red Hat does not include the Mellanox OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution (MLNX_OFED) for Linux. This is due to the likelihood of the MLNX_OFED kernel  being out of sync with the Red Hat distribution kernel. This can result in system instability. To use InfiniBand on the DGX system, see the DGX Software for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Installation Guide for instructions.
Table 1. Contents of the Update Repository
Component Version
GPU Driver 418.126.02
NVIDIA System Management (NVSM) 20.01.15
Data Center GPU Management (DCGM) 1.7.2
DGX Station Theme

dgxstation-desktop - 19.10-0

dgx-gnome - 19.10-0

NCCL Runtime 2.5.6+cuda10.1
cuDNN Library Runtime 7.6.5+cuda10.1
TensorRT 6.0.1+cuda10.1
CUDA Toolkit 10.1.243

Compatibility

NVIDIA has validated and tested the DGX Software version EL7-20.02 on the following systems:
  • NVIDIA DGX-2 with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and CentOS
  • NVIDIA DGX-1 (Tesla V100) with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and CentOS.
  • NVIDIA DGX Station with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and CentOS

NVIDIA acknowledges the wide use of CentOS and understands that it is a community-developed derivative of the NVIDIA supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Support for CentOS is available directly from the CentOS community. NVIDIA ensures that NVIDIA provided software runs on tested CentOS versions and will try to identify and correct issues related to NVIDIA provided software.

Update Instructions

See the section Installing and Updating the Software for instructions.