AMDGPU-PRO Driver for Linux® Release Notes

Article Number: RN-AMDGPU-PRO-LINUX

​​Release Date: October 30th, 2017

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

AMDGPU-Pro Driver 17.40 Highlights

    • ​​Introduces Large Page Support for Blockchain Compute Workloads.

Fixed Issues

    • Signal 11 observed while running Benchmark
    • Stability issues with Indigo Bench on 2nd scene render
    • Issues with Blender rendering
    • Sometimes failures are observed with FireRender > V266

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 StoryboardGraphics on Ansys 18.1

Package Contents

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

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

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​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 v1.0.61.0 needs to be installed. The SDK can be downloaded from: https://vulkan.lunarg.com/sdk/home


 

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

AMD Radeon™ Product Compatibility

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

AMD Product Family Compatibility
Radeon™ RX Vega Series Graphics AMD Radeon™ Pro WX-series
Radeon™ Vega Frontier EditionAMD FirePro™ W9100
Radeon™ RX 550/560/570/580 Series GraphicsAMD FirePro™ W8100
AMD Radeon™ RX 460/470/480 GraphicsAMD FirePro™ W7100
AMD Radeon™ Pro DuoAMD FirePro™ W5100
AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury/Fury X/Nano GraphicsAMD FirePro™ W4300
AMD Radeon™ R9 380/380X/390/390X GraphicsAMD FirePro™ W4100
AMD Radeon™ R9 285/290/290X GraphicsAMD FirePro™ W2100
AMD Radeon™ R7 240/250/250X/260/260X/350AMD FirePro™ W600
AMD Radeon™ HD7700/7800/8500/8600AMD FirePro™ S-Series
AMD Radeon™ R9 360 GraphicsAMD Radeon™ Pro WX 9100
AMD Radeon™ R5 340


Compatible Operating Systems

    • RedHat Enterprise Linux 7.3 (64-bit version)
    • RedHat 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:
      • 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)
    • 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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