Version EL8-21.08

The DGX Software for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, EL8-21.08, is available.

EL8-21.08 supports all DGX products - DGX A100, DGX-2, DGX-1, DGX Station, and DGX Station A100.

Important: Installing or updating to EL8-21.08 also updates the installed Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 distribution to the latest version.
  • NVIDIA GPUDirect Storage (GDS) v1.1 does not support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.6. If you are using GDS 1.1, contact NVIDIA Enterprise Support before performing the upgrade.
  • If you require use of the Mellanox OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution for Linux (MLNX_OFED), then before installing or updating to EL8-21.08, be sure that there is a MLNX_OFED package version available that supports the latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 version. Refer to the DGX Software for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Installation Guide for instructions.

Change Highlights

  • Support for DGX Station A100
  • Added the NVIDIA GPU Driver Release 470
  • Validated with NVIDIA MLNX_OFED 5.4
  • Docker CE updated to 20.10
  • Additional updates

    Upgrading or updating a system replaces the installed packages with the latest versions available from NVIDIA at the time the system is updated. These packages include security updates and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with earlier versions. The following table lists the updates that have been made to the NVIDIA repository since the initial release of EL8-21.08.

    Table 1.
    Update Date Package Version
    December 14, 2021 R470 GPU Driver 470.82.01
    NVIDIA System Management (NVSM) 21.09.10
    Docker Engine CE

    docker-ce-* 20.10.11

    Note: If needed, the following components require separate installation via sudo dnf install.

    docker-ce-rootless-extras 20.10.11

    docker-scan-plugin 0.9.0

    NVIDIA Container Stack

    nvidia-docker2-2.8.0-1

    nvidia-container-runtime-3.7.0-1

    nvidia-container-toolkit-1.7.0-1

    libnvidia-container-tools-1.7.0-1

    libnvidia-container1-1.7.0-1

Software Contents

The following table provides version information for software included in the DGX Software Stack for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.

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. When using MLNX_OFED with Red Hat, ensure you install a supported MLNX_OFED kernel version to avoid incompatibilities with the Red Hat distribution kernel. Refer to the DGX Software for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 Installation Guide for instructions.
Table 2. Contents of the Repositories
Component Versions
GPU Driver (R470) 470.57.02
GPU Driver (R450) 450.142.00
NCCL 2.10.3
cuDNN 8.2.2
NVIDIA System Management (NVSM) 21.07.14
Data Center GPU Management (DCGM) 2.2.8
DGX Station Theme

nv-yaru-theme: 20.10-1

CUDA Toolkit CUDA 11.4
Docker Engine 20.10.07
nvidia-container-runtime 3.5.0-1
NGC CLI 2.2.0
nvidia-mig-manager 0.1.2-1

Compatibility

NVIDIA has validated and tested the DGX Software version EL8-21.08 , December 14th update, on the following systems:
  • Linux Distribution and kernel:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.6
    • Rocky Linux 8.6
    • Kernel 4.18.0-305
  • NVIDIA DGX systems
    • NVIDIA DGX A100 with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.6 and Rocky Linux 8
    • NVIDIA DGX-2 with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.6 and Rocky Linux 8
    • NVIDIA DGX-1 (V100) with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.6 and Rocky Linux 8
    • NVIDIA DGX Station with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.6 and Rocky Linux 8
    • NVIDIA DGX Station A100 with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.6 and Rocky Linux 8
  • 21.10 Deep Learning Framework containers
  • NVIDIA GPUDirect Storage v1.0 (refer to the GDS documentation for additional information)
  • MLNX OFED version 5.4-3.1.0.0
  • ConnectX Firmware
    • ConnectX-4: 12.28.2006
    • ConnectX-5: 16.31.1014
    • ConnectX-6: 20.31.1014

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.