Version EL7-22.05

Attention: If your system is running a version earlier than EL7-22.04, you need to update the keys on the system. Refer to Rotating the GPG Key for more information about how to rotate the keys

The DGX Software for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, EL7-22.05 update, is available.

EL7-22.05 supports all DGX products such as DGX A100, DGX-2, DGX-1 (with Tesla V100), DGX Station, and DGX Station A100.

Important: Installing or updating to EL7-22.05 also updates the installed Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 distribution to the latest version. If you need to use Mellanox OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution for Linux (MLNX_OFED), before you install or update to EL7-22.05, ensure that there is a MLNX_OFED package version available that supports the latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 version. Refer to the DGX Software for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Installation Guide for instructions.

R450 Repository

The R450 repository must be enabled if you are installing on a DGX A100 or DGX Station A100 system. See the DGX Software for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Installation Guide for instructions.

Change Highlights

  • The following changes were made in the Release 470 driver package.
    • Updated the GPU driver to 470.129.06
    • Updated NVSM to 20.09.37
    • Updated DCGM to 2.3.6
    • Updated NCCL Runtime to 2.12.12.
    • cuDNN Library Runtime to 8.3.3.
    • Updated cuBLAS to 11.9.3.115
  • The following changes were made in the Release 450 driver package.
    • Updated the GPU driver to 450.191.01
    • Updated NVSM to 20.09.37
    • Updated DCGM to 2.3.6
    • Updated NCCL Runtime to 2.12.12.
    • cuDNN Library Runtime to 8.3.3.
    • Updated cuBLAS to 11.9.3.115

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 that is 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 most likely because the MLNX_OFED kernel is 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.
Note: The R418 repository is available and is enabled by default.
Table 1. Contents of the Repositories
Component Versions in the Release 418 Driver Repository Versions in the Release 450 Driver Repository Versions in the Release 470 Driver Repository
GPU Driver 418.226.00

End of support1

450.191.01 470.129.06
NVIDIA System Management (NVSM) 20.03.36 20.09.37 20.09.37
Data Center GPU Management (DCGM) 1.7.4 2.3.6 2.3.6
DGX Station Theme

dgxstation-desktop - 20.10-1

dgx-gnome - 19.10-0

dgxstation-desktop - 20.10-1

dgx-gnome - 19.10-0

dgxstation-desktop - 20.10-1

dgx-gnome - 19.10-0

NCCL Runtime 2.8.3+cuda10.1 2.12.12 2.12.12
cuDNN Library Runtime 8.0.5+cuda10.1 8.3.3 8.3.3
cuBLAS 10.2.2.214 11.9.3.115 11.9.3.115
CUDA Toolkit CUDA 10.1.243 CUDA 11.0.3 11.4.3
mpt3sas-dkms 31.101.01.00 31.101.01.00 31.101.01.00

Compatibility

NVIDIA has validated and tested the DGX Software version EL7-22.05 with the following:
  • Linux Distribution and kernel
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.9
    • CentOS 7.9
    • Kernel 3.10.0-1160.31.1.el7
  • NVIDIA DGX systems
    • NVIDIA DGX A100
    • NVIDIA DGX-2
    • NVIDIA DGX-1 (V100)
    • NVIDIA DGX Station A100
    • NVIDIA DGX Station
  • MLNX OFED version 4.9-2.2.6.0
  • ConnectX Firmware
    • ConnectX-4: 12.28.2006
    • ConnectX-5: 16.28.2006
    • ConnectX-6: 20.28.2006

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 Installing and Updating the Software for instructions.

Known Limitations

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

1 The version 418.226.00 driver was released October 2021 and is the final driver for Release 418. This driver has now reached end of support.