CUDA 8 on Amazon Linux 2017.03.1 HVM

By , August 16, 2017 8:06 am

I was able to install CUDA 8 on the EC2 instance with the following steps. It should be noted that the EC2 instance was created with a root EBS volume of 100 GB to avoid running into storage space issues.

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# STEP 1: Install Nvidia Driver
# 384.66 is a version that has support for K80
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cd ~
sudo yum install -y gcc kernel-devel-`uname -r`
wget http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/384.66/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-384.66.run
sudo /bin/bash ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-384.66.run
nvidia-smi

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# STEP 2: Install CUDA Repo
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wget https://developer.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/8.0/Prod2/local_installers/cuda-repo-rhel6-8-0-local-ga2-8.0.61-1.x86_64-rpm
sudo rpm -i cuda-repo-rhel6-8-0-local-ga2-8.0.61-1.x86_64-rpm

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# STEP 3: Install CUDA Toolkit
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sudo yum install cuda-toolkit-8-0
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/cuda-8.0/bin
nvcc –version

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# STEP 4: Compile a sample program (deviceQuery) to use CUDA
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cd /usr/local/cuda-8.0
sudo chown -R ec2-user:ec2-user samples
cd samples/1_Utilities/deviceQuery
make
./deviceQuery

At this point everything should be all set. I have also compiled and tested some other sample code from the samples folder and they all seemed to work.

A quick example on cuBLAS can be obtained from http://docs.nvidia.com/cuda/cublas/ . Simply copy Example 1 or Example 2 from this web page and save it as test.c, then compile and run the code with the following commands. I have tested both of them and verified them to be working.

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# STEP 5: Compile and test cuBLAS code
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nvcc test.c -lcublas -o test
./test

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