Version EL7-20.07

The DGX Software for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, EL7-20.07 update, is available. You must enable the update repository in order to obtain this update.

EL7-20.07 supports the DGX A100. For the list of changes and updates for other DGX platforms, see the Version EL7-20.06 chapter.

Important: Installing or updating to EL7-20.07 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 EL7-20.07, 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 R450 repository must be enabled for the DGX A100. See the DGX Sotware for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Installation Guide for instructions.

Change Highlights

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 R450 Repository
GPU Driver 450.51.06
NVIDIA System Management (NVSM) 20.05.19
Data Center GPU Management (DCGM) 2.0.10-1
DGX Station Theme

dgxstation-desktop - 19.10-0

dgx-gnome - 19.10-0

(From R418 Repository)
NCCL Runtime 2.7.3-1+cuda11.0
cuDNN Library Runtime 8.0.0.176-1+cuda11.0
cuBLAS 11.2.0.252
CUDA Toolkit CUDA 11.0.3

Compatibility

NVIDIA has validated and tested the DGX Software version EL7-20.07 on the following systems:
  • NVIDIA DGX A100 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.