Article Number
RN-PRO-LIN-17-Q4-1


This article provides information on the latest version of the AMDGPU-Pro Driver for Linux®.

The AMDGPU-Pro Driver can be downloaded from the following links*:


Installing the AMDGPU-Pro Driver

For detailed instructions on how to Install or Uninstall the AMDGPU-Pro Driver, please refer to the following KB articles, according to the operating system of choice:

To use Vulkan driver in this stack, Vulkan SDK Version 1.0.51.0 needs to be installed. The SDK can be downloaded from: https://vulkan.lunarg.com/sdk/home


AMDGPU-PRO Driver (base driver 17.40) Highlights

Radeon™ Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q4.1 for Linux introduces Large Page Support for Blockchain Compute Workloads.


Fixed Issues

  • Signal 11 may be observed while running Benchmark.
  • Stability issues with Indigo Bench on second scene render.
  • Unexpected behavior with Blender™ rendering.
  • Failures are intermittently observed with Radeon™ ProRender > V266.
  • Hot plugging secondary Display wont light up with Radeon™ Pro WX 9100 on Ubuntu® 16.04.3.


Known Issues

  • Upgrades to RHEL/CentOS 7.4 won't be supported in this release – the recommended best practice is to hold off distribution upgrades until a supported version of AMDGPU-Pro is released.
  • Corruption is observed while resizing terminal window in Ubuntu® 16.04.3
  • Fatal Error occurred while performing Workbench Storyboard Graphics on Ansys 18.1


Enabling Large Page Support

The syntax of this module parameter is amdgpu.vm_fragment_size=X, where the actual fragment size is 4KB * 2^X. The default is X=4, which means 64KB. To get 2MB fragments, set X=9.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

  • Edit /etc/default/grub as root and modify GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT in order to add "amdgpu.vm_fragment_size=9" (without the quotes). The line may look something like this after the change:
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash amdgpu.vm_fragment_size=9"
  • Update grub and reboot as root:
    update-grub;reboot
RHEL
  • Edit /etc/default/grub as root and modify GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX in order to add "amdgpu.vm_fragment_size=9" (without the quotes). The line may look something like this after the change:
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="crashkernel=auto rd.lvm.lv=rhel/root rd.lvm.lv=rhel/swap amdgpu.vm_fragment_size=9"

  • Update grub and reboot as root – to do that, find grub.cfg in your system, e.g.
    On UEFI-based machines: grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/efi/EFI/redhat/grub.cfg;
    On BIOS-based machines: grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg;
    reboot

CentOS
  • Edit /etc/default/grub as root and modify GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX in order to add "amdgpu.vm_fragment_size=9" (without the quotes). The line may look something like this after the change:
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="crashkernel=auto rd.lvm.lv=cl/root rd.lvm.lv=cl/swap rhgb quiet amdgpu.vm_fragment_size=9"
  • Update grub and reboot as root – to do that, find grub.cfg in your system, e.g.
    On UEFI-based machines: grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/efi/EFI/centos/grub.cfg;
    On BIOS-based machines: grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg;
    reboot

 

Product Compatibility

The AMDGPU-Pro Driver is compatible with the following AMD graphics products:

AMD FirePro™ and Radeon™ Product Family Compatibility
Radeon™ Pro WX series  
Radeon™ Pro WX 9100 Radeon™ Vega Frontier Edition
Radeon™ Pro WX 7100
Radeon™ Pro WX 5100
Radeon™ Pro WX 4100 Radeon™ Pro Duo ("Polaris" & "Fiji")
Radeon™ Pro WX 3100
Radeon™ Pro WX 2100
   
AMD FirePro™ W series AMD FirePro™ S series
AMD FirePro™ W9100 AMD FirePro™ S7150x2
AMD FirePro™ W8100 AMD FirePro™ S7150
AMD FirePro™ W7100 AMD FirePro™ S7100X
AMD FirePro™ W5100 AMD FirePro™ S7000
AMD FirePro™ W4300 AMD FirePro™ S9000
AMD FirePro™ W4100 AMD FirePro™ S9050
AMD FirePro™ W2100 AMD FirePro™ S9100
AMD FirePro™ W600 AMD FirePro™ S9150
  AMD FirePro™ S9170
  AMD FirePro™ S9300x2
  AMD FirePro™ S10000

Packaged Driver Contents

  • AMDGPU-Pro Driver 17.40
  • ROCm Platform 1.6 in supported distributions


Compatible Operating Systems

  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 7.3 (64-bit version)
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6.9 (64-bit version)
  • CentOS 7.3 (64-bit version)
  • CentOS 6.9 (64-bit version)
  • Ubuntu® 16.04.3 (64-bit version)
  • SLED/SLES 12 SP2 (64-bit version)


Base Feature Support

  • Supported APIs:
  • OpenGL 4.5 and GLX 1.4
  • OpenCL™1.2
  • Vulkan™ 1.0
  • VDPAU/VAAPI
    • Basic display features
    • Basic power management features
      • Note: AMD does not perform QA validation for S4 (hibernation) function as it is highly platform dependent.
    • KMS (Kernel Mode Setting) and ADF (Atomic Display Framework) support
    • GPL compliant kernel module
    • AMD FirePro™ Features (EDID Management and 30-bit color)
    • Radeon FreeSync™ support (Please refer to this FAQ for more information)
    • DirectGMA for OpenGL
    • Install script and native packages for all supported operating systems
       

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