NVIDIA SDK Manager Documentation
System Requirements - v - Last updated February 2, 2023

1. System Requirements

Category Requirement

Host machine:

x86_64 systems 

  • Ubuntu Desktop 16.04, 18.04, 20.04, and 22.04

  • CentOS 7.6, 8.0, and 8.2

  • Rocky Linux 8.6

  • Red Hat 7.6, 8.0, 8.2, and 8.6

    • Ensure you are registered under a Red Hat account and attached to the correct subscription.

  • Debian 10: 10.8

     Note: 

    Refer to the system requirements for the specific DRIVE, Jetson, Clara Holoscan, Rivermax, DOCA, or Ethernet Switch product release you are installing. While SDK Manager supports the above host operating systems, you need to verify the SDK package supports the host OS; the requirements are set by the SDK package you are installing.   

  • Working internet connection

Memory  

8GB

Free disk space 

NVIDIA DRIVE: A minimum of 40GB free disk space on the system volume is needed for each full (host and target) deployed SDK version.

NVIDIA Jetson: A minimum of 25GB free disk space on the system volume is needed for each full (host and target) deployed SDK version.

NVIDIA Clara Holoscan: A minimum of 37GB free disk space on the system volume is needed for each full (host and target) deployed SDK version.

NVIDIA DOCA SDK: A minimum of 35GB free disk space on the system root is needed for each full (host and target) deployed SDK version.

NVIDIA Ethernet Switch: A minimum of 5GB free disk space is needed for each full (host and target) deployed SDK version.

Screen resolution  

Screen resolution equal to or larger than 1440x900 (1052x411) is recommended for GUI mode.

1.1. Target Device

The following development platforms are supported with NVIDIA SDK Manager.

Note that the supported target hardware can vary, depending on the version of the target operating system you want to install.

1.2. Additional Hardware

  Product   Hardware Requirements

 DRIVE 

  • A2A USB 2.0 cable to connect the Linux host to the target

 Jetson / Clara Holoscan 
 Clara Holoscan 
  • An NVIDIA Quadro® or Tesla® GPU that supports CUDA 11.1 is required.

  • If training a new model from a data set, the GPU must have at least 8GB of GDDR memory.

 Rivermax 

 DOCA 

  • Cables are provided with your DPU package to the NC-SI UART and USB interfaces of the DPU/DPU Controller.

1.3. DRIVE Users: Graphics Driver

DRIVE releases will support graphics drivers for x86_64 host development on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS workstations in either the following two forms:

  1. Standard .run file installers (GeForce/Quadro GPUs) from the LINUX AMD64 DISPLAY DRIVER ARCHIVE. These drivers are recommended for general development use on DRIVE OS supported GPUs.

  2. Tesla GPUs recommended drivers from the NVIDIA CUDA public repository. TR drivers support all NVIDIA GPUs, including Tesla products, and GeForce/Quadro GPUs. TR drivers are installed from apt-get from NVIDIA's online Debian repository and will be able to receive updates up to four times a year for each release.

To display the most current graphics driver for the version of the CUDA toolkit you are installing, refer to Linux AMD64 Display Driver Archive.

1.4. DRIVE OS QNX Users

DRIVE OS QNX SDKs require QNX SDP. For specific installation instructions, refer to the quickstart guide and release notes for the DRIVE OS QNX product you are installing.  

 

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