Version EL7-20.06

The DGX Software for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, version EL7-20.06 with updates to the R450 repository, is available.

Important: Installing or updating to EL7-20.06 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 EL7-20.06, 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.

R450 Repository

The optional R450 repository was created for updating the NVIDIA driver to the R450 driver branch, CUDA 11.0, and other software packages associated with CUDA 11.0 These updates are available only if you have enabled the R450 repository. Once the R450 repository is enabled, any DGX EL7 updates will include the R450 packages as well as other updated packages.

Change Highlights

  • The following changes were made to the R418 package at the initial release of EL7-20.06.
    • Updated NVSM to version 20.03.6
    • Updated NCCL Runtime to version 2.6.4+cuda10.1
    • Updated cuDNN Library Runtime to version 7.6.5+cuda10.1
    • Updated NVIDIA GPU driver to version 418.152.00
  • The following changes were made to the R450 package on 8/13/20.
    • Updated the GPU driver to 450.51.06
    • Updated NVSM to 20.05.19
    • Updated the CUDA 11 toolkit to Update 1
    • Updated NCCL to 2.7.3-1+cuda11.0
    • Updated cuDNN to 8.0.0.176-1+cuda11.0
    • Update cuBLAS to 11.2.0.252-1
    • Updated DCGM to 2.0.10-1
    • Updated nvidia-container-runtime to 3.2.0-1

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 Repositories
Component Versions in R418 Repository (Default) Versions in R450 Repository
GPU Driver 418.152.00 450.51.06
NVIDIA System Management (NVSM) 20.03.6 20.05.19
Data Center GPU Management (DCGM) 1.7.2 2.0.10-1
DGX Station Theme

dgxstation-desktop - 19.10-0

dgx-gnome - 19.10-0

R418 Repository Used
NCCL Runtime 2.6.4+cuda10.1 2.7.3-1+cuda11.0
cuDNN Library Runtime 7.6.5+cuda10.1 8.0.0.176-1+cuda11.0
cuBLAS 10.2.1.243 11.2.0.252
CUDA Toolkit CUDA 10.1.243 CUDA 11.0.3

Compatibility

NVIDIA has validated and tested the DGX Software version EL7-20.06 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.

Resolved Issues

Known Limitations

See Known Limitationsfor the list of known limitations and other issues that will not be fixed.