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ROCm Installation Guide v4.5

Contents

Overview of ROCm Installation Methods

In addition to the installation method using the native Package Manager, AMD ROCm v4.5 introduces new methods to install ROCm. With this release, the ROCm installation uses the amdgpu-install and amdgpu-uninstall scripts.

The amdgpu-install script streamlines the installation process by:

  • Abstracting the distribution-specific package installation logic

  • Performing the repository set-up

  • Allowing a user to specify the use case and automating the installation of all the required packages

  • Performing post-install checks to verify whether the installation was completed successfully

  • Installing the uninstallation script

The amdgpu-uninstall script allows the removal of the entire ROCm stack by using a single command.

Some of the ROCm-specific use cases that the installer currently supports are:

  • OpenCL (ROCr/KFD based) runtime

  • HIP runtimes

  • ROCm libraries and applications

  • ROCm Compiler and device libraries

  • ROCr runtime and thunk

For more information, refer to the Installation Methods section in this guide.

About This Document

This document is intended for users familiar with the Linux environments and discusses the installation/uninstallation of ROCm programming models on the various flavors of Linux.

This document also refers to Radeon™ Software for Linux® as AMDGPU stack, including the kernel-mode driver amdgpu-dkms.

The guide provides the installation instructions for the following:

  • ROCm Installation

  • Heterogeneous-Computing Interface for Portability (HIP) SDK

  • OPENCL ™ SDK

  • Kernel Mode Driver

System Requirements

The system requirements for the ROCm v4.5 installation are as follows:

OS

SLES15 SP3

RHEL 7.9

CentOS 7.9

RHEL 8.4

CentOS 8.3

Ubuntu 18.04.5 [5.11 HWE kernel]

Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS [5.11 HWE kernel]

NOTE: Installing ROCm on Linux will require superuser privileges. For systems that have enabled sudo packages, ensure you use the sudo prefix for all required commands.

Prerequisite Actions

You must perform the following steps before installing ROCm programming models and check if the system meets all of the requirements to proceed with the installation.

  • Confirm the system has a supported Linux distribution version

  • Confirm the system has a ROCm-capable GPU

  • Confirm the System Has the Required Tools and Packages Installed

Confirm You Have a Supported Linux Distribution Version

The ROCm installation is supported only on specific Linux distributions and their kernel versions.

NOTE: The ROCm installation is not supported on 32-bit operating systems.

How to Check Linux Distribution and Kernel Versions on Your System

Linux Distribution Information

Ensure you obtain the distribution information of the system by using the following command on your system from the Command Line Interface (CLI),

$ uname -m && cat /etc/*release

For example, running the command above on an Ubuntu system results in the following output:

x86_64
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=18.04
DISTRIB_CODENAME=bionic
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS"
Kernel Information

Type the following command to check the kernel version of your Linux system.

$ uname -srmv

The output of the command above lists the kernel version in the following format:

Linux 5.4.0-77-generic #86~18.04.5-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jun 18 01:23:22 UTC 2021 x86_64
OS and Kernel Version Match

Confirm that the obtained Linux distribution and kernel versions match with System Requirements.

Confirm You Have a ROCm-Capable GPU

The ROCm platform is designed to support the following list of GPUs:

Screenshot

How to Verify Your System Has a ROCm-Capable GPU

To verify that your system has a ROCm-capable GPU, enter the following command from the Command Line Interface (CLI):

$ sudo lshw -class display
The command displays the details of detected GPUs on the system in the following format:
*-display
description: VGA compatible controller
product: Vega 20
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:43:00.
version: c1
width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=amdgpu latency=0
       resources: irq:66 memory:80000000-8fffffff memory:90000000-901fffff ioport:2000(size=256) memory:9f600000-9f67ffff memory:c0000-dffff

NOTE: Verify from the output that the product field value matches the supported GPU Architecture in the table above.

Confirm the System Has the Required Tools and Packages Installed

You must install and configure Devtoolset-7 to use RHEL/CentOS 7.9

How to Install and Configure Devtoolset-7

Refer to the RHEL/CentOS Installation section for more information on the steps necessary for installing and setting up Devtoolset-7.

Required packages

Verify if the wget package for downloading files from server, is installed on your system using command below:

UBUNTU/DEBIAN

$ sudo apt list --installed | grep wget gnupg2

RHEL/CentOS

$ sudo yum list installed | grep wget

SLES/OPENSUSE

$ sudo zypper search --installed-only | grep wget

If the wget package not installed , execute the following command to install it:

UBUNTU/DEBIAN

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install wget gnupg2

RHEL/CentOS

$ sudo yum clean all

$ sudo yum install wget

SLES/OPENSUSE

$ zypper install wget

Setting Permissions for Groups

This section provides steps to add any current user to a video group to access GPU resources.

  1. Issue the following command to check the groups in your system:

$ groups
  1. Add yourself to the video group using the following instruction:

$ sudo usermod -a -G video $LOGNAME

For all ROCm supported operating systems, continue to use the video group. By default, you can add any future users to the video and render groups.

NOTE: render group is required only for Ubuntu v20.04.

To add future users to the video and render groups, run the following command:

$ echo 'ADD_EXTRA_GROUPS=1' | sudo tee -a /etc/adduser.conf
$ echo 'EXTRA_GROUPS=video' | sudo tee -a /etc/adduser.conf
$ echo 'EXTRA_GROUPS=render' | sudo tee -a /etc/adduser.conf

Meta-packages in ROCm Programming Models

This section provides information about the required meta-packages for the following AMD ROCm™ programming models:

  • Heterogeneous-Computing Interface for Portability (HIP)

  • OpenCL™

ROCm Package Naming Conventions

A meta-package is a grouping of related packages and dependencies used to support a specific use-case, for example, running HIP applications. All meta-packages exist in both versioned and non-versioned forms.

  • Non-versioned packages – For a single installation of the latest version of ROCm

  • Versioned packages – For multiple installations of ROCm

Screenshot

The image above demonstrates the single and multi-version ROCm packages’ naming structure, including examples for various Linux distributions.

Components of ROCm Programming Models

The following image demonstrates the high-level layered architecture of ROCm programming models and their meta-packages. All meta-packages are a combination of required packages and libraries. For example,

  • rocm-hip-runtime is used to deploy on supported machines to execute HIP applications.

  • rocm-hip-sdk contains runtime components to deploy and execute HIP applications and tools to develop the applications.

Screenshot

NOTE: rocm-llvm is a single package that installs the required ROCm compiler files.

Screenshot

Packages in ROCm Programming Models

This section discusses the available meta-packages and their packages. In a ROCm programming model, packages refer to a collection of scripts, libraries, text files, a manifest, license, and other associated files that enable you to install a meta-package.

The following image visualizes the meta-packages and their associated packages in a ROCm programming model.

Screenshot

NOTE: The image above is for informational purposes only as the individual packages in a meta-package are subject to change. Users should install meta-packages, and not individual packages, to avoid conflicts.

Installation Methods

You may use the following installation methods to install ROCm:

  • Installer Script Method

  • Package Manager Method

Installer Script Method

The Installer script method automates the installation process for the AMDGPU and ROCm stack. The Installer script handles the complete installation process for ROCm, including setting up the repository, cleaning the system, updating and installing the desired drivers and meta-packages. With this approach, the system has more control over the ROCm installation process. Thus, users who are less familiar with the Linux standard commands can choose this method for ROCm installation.

For a fresh AMDGPU and ROCm installation using the Installer script method on Linux distribution, you must:

  • Meet Prerequisites - Ensure the Prerequisite Actions are met before downloading and installing the installer using the Installer Script method.

  • Download and Install the Installer – Ensure you download and install the installer script from the recommended URL. Note, the installer package is updated periodically to resolve known issues and add new features. The links for each Linux distribution always point to the latest available build.

  • Use the Installer Script on Linux Distributions – Ensure you execute the script for installing use cases.

Downloading and Installing the Installer Script on Ubuntu

Ubuntu 18.04

Download and install the installer using the following command:

$ sudo apt-get update

$ wget https://repo.radeon.com/amdgpu-install/21.40/ubuntu/bionic/amdgpu-install-21.40.40500-1_all.deb

$ sudo apt-get install ./amdgpu-install-21.40.40500-1_all.deb

$ sudo apt-get update
Ubuntu 20.04

Download and install the installer.

$ sudo apt-get update

$ wget https://repo.radeon.com/amdgpu-install/21.40/ubuntu/focal/amdgpu-install-21.40.40500-1_all.deb

$ sudo apt-get install ./amdgpu-install-21.40.40500-1_all.deb

$ sudo apt-get update

Downloading and Installing the Installer Script on RHEL/CentOS

RHEL/CentOS 7.9

Use the following command to download and install the installer on RHEL/CentOS 7.9.

$ sudo yum install https://repo.radeon.com/amdgpu-install/21.40/rhel/7.9/amdgpu-install-21.40.40500-1.noarch.rpm
RHEL 8.4/CentOS 8.3

Use the following command to download and install the installer on RHEL 8.4/CentOS 8.3.

$ sudo yum install https://repo.radeon.com/amdgpu-install/21.40/rhel/8.4/amdgpu-install-21.40.40500-1.noarch.rpm

Downloading and Installing the Installer Script on SLES 15

SLES 15 Service Pack 3

Use the following command to download and install the installer on SLES

$ sudo zypper --no-gpg-checks install https://repo.radeon.com/amdgpu-install/21.40/sle/15/amdgpu-install-21.40.40500-1.noarch.rpm

Using the Installer Script on Linux Distributions

To install use cases specific to your requirements, use the installer amdgpu-install as follows:

# To install a single use case
$ sudo amdgpu-install --usecase=rocm
# To install multiple use-cases
$ sudo amdgpu-install --usecase=hiplibsdk,rocm
# To display a list of available use cases. Note, the list in this section represents only a sample of available use cases for ROCm.
$ sudo amdgpu-install --list-usecase
If --usecase option is not present, the default selection is "graphics,opencl,hip"

Available use cases:
rocm(for users and developers requiring full ROCm stack)
- OpenCL (ROCr/KFD based) runtime
- HIP runtimes
- ROCm Compiler and device libraries
- ROCr runtime and thunk

lrt(for users of applications requiring ROCm runtime)
- ROCm Compiler and device libraries
- ROCr runtime and thunk

opencl(for users of applications requiring OpenCL on Vega or
later products)
- ROCr based OpenCL
- ROCm Language runtime

openclsdk (for application developers requiring ROCr based OpenCL)
- ROCr based OpenCL
- ROCm Language runtime
- development and SDK files for ROCr based OpenCL

hip(for users of HIP runtime on AMD products)
- HIP runtimes
- hiplibsdk (for application developers requiring HIP on AMD products)
- HIP runtimes
- ROCm math libraries
- HIP development libraries

NOTE: Adding -y as a parameter to amdgpu-install will skip user prompts (for automation). For example,

amdgpu-install -y --usecase=rocm

Using the Installer Script Inside Docker

When the installation is initiated in Docker, the installer tries to install the use case along with the kernel-mode driver. However, the kernel-mode driver cannot be installed in a Docker container. To skip the installation of the kernel-mode driver, proceed with the option –no-dkms, as shown in the command below.

$ sudo amdgpu-install --usecase=rocm --no-dkms

Package Manager Method

The Package Manager method involves a manual set up of the repository, which includes cleaning up the system, updating and installing/uninstalling meta-packages using standard commands such as yum, apt, and others respective to the Linux distribution.

NOTE: Users must enter the desired meta-package as the <package-name> in the command. To utilize the newly installed packages, users must install the relevant drivers and restart the system after the installation.

The typical functions of a package manager installation system include:

  • Working with file archivers to extract package archives.

  • Ensuring the integrity and authenticity of the package by verifying them checksums and digital certificates, respectively.

  • Looking up, downloading, installing, or updating existing packages from an online repository.

  • Grouping packages by function to reduce user confusion.

  • Managing dependencies to ensure a package is installed with all packages it requires, thus avoiding dependency.

NOTE: Users may consult the documentation for their package manager for more details.

Installing ROCm on Linux Distributions

For a fresh ROCm installation using the Package Manager method on a Linux distribution, follow the steps below:

  1. Meet prerequisites - Ensure the Prerequisite Actions are met before the ROCm installation

  2. Install kernel headers and development packages - Ensure kernel headers and development packages are installed on the system

  3. Select the base URLs for AMDGPU and ROCm stack repository – Ensure the base URLs for AMDGPU, and ROCm stack repositories are selected

  4. Add AMDGPU stack repository – Ensure AMDGPU stack repository is added

  5. Install the kernel-mode driver and reboot the system – Ensure the kernel-mode driver is installed and the system is rebooted

  6. Add ROCm stack repository – Ensure the ROCm stack repository is added

  7. Install ROCm meta-packages – Users may install the desired meta-packages

  8. Verify installation for the applicable distributions – Verify if the installation is successful.

NOTE: Refer to the sections below for specific commands to install each Linux distribution’s ROCm and AMDGPU stack.

Understanding AMDGPU and ROCm Stack Repositories on Linux Distributions

The AMDGPU and ROCm stack repositories are divided into two categories:

  • Repositories with latest release packages

  • Repositories for specific releases

Repositories with Latest Packages

These repositories contain the latest AMDGPU and ROCm packages available at the time. Based on the operating system’s configuration, choosing this repository updates the packages automatically.

Repositories for Specific Releases

The release-specific repositories consist of packages from a specific release of the AMDGPU stack and ROCm stack. The repositories are not updated for the latest packages with subsequent releases. When a new ROCm release is available, the new repository, specific to that release, is added. Users can select a specific release to install, update the previously installed single version to the later available release, or add the latest version of ROCm and currently installed by using the multi-version ROCm packages.

Using Package Manager on Ubuntu

Installation Of Kernel Headers and Development Packages on Ubuntu

The following instructions to install kernel headers and development packages apply to all versions and kernels of Ubuntu.

The ROCm installation requires the linux-headers and linux-modules-extra package to be installed with the correct version corresponding to the kernel’s version. For example, if the system is running the Linux kernel version 4.0-77, the identical versions of linux-headers and development packages must be installed. You may refer to the Kernel Information section to check the kernel version of the system.

For the Ubuntu/Debian environment, execute the following command to verify the kernel headers and development packages are installed with the respective versions.

$ sudo dpkg -l | grep linux-headers

The command indicates if there are Linux headers installed as shown below:

linux-headers-5.4.0-77-generic  5.4.0-77.86~18.04.1     amd64 Linux kernel headers for version 5.4.0 on 64 bit x86 SMP

Execute the following command to check whether the development packages are installed,

$ sudo dpkg -l | grep linux-modules-extra

When run, the command mentioned above lists the installed linux-modules-extra packages like the output below:

linux-modules-extra-5.4.0-77-generic 5.4.0-77.86~18.04.1   amd64  Linux kernel extra modules for version 5.4.0 on 64-bit x86 SMP

If the supported version installation of Linux headers and development packages are not installed on the system, execute the following command to install the packages:

$ sudo apt install linux-headers-`uname -r` linux-modules-extra-`uname -r`
Base URLs For AMDGPU and ROCm Stack Repositories

Ubuntu 18.04

Repositories with Latest Packages

  • amdgpu baseurl:https://repo.radeon.com/amdgpu/latest/ubuntu

  • rocm baseurl:https://repo.radeon.com/rocm/apt/debian/

Repositories for Specific Releases

  • amdgpu baseurl:https://repo.radeon.com/amdgpu/21.40/ubuntu

  • rocm base url:https://repo.radeon.com/rocm/apt/4.5

Ubuntu 20.04

Repositories with Latest Packages

  • amdgpu baseurl:https://repo.radeon.com/amdgpu/latest/ubuntu

  • rocm baseurl:https://repo.radeon.com/rocm/apt/debian/

Repositories for Specific Release

  • amdgpu baseurl:https://repo.radeon.com/amdgpu/21.40/ubuntu

  • rocm base url:https://repo.radeon.com/rocm/apt/4.5

Adding AMDGPU Stack Repository

Add GPG Key for AMDGPU and ROCm Stack

Add the gpg key for AMDGPU and ROCm repositories. For Debian-based systems like Ubuntu, configure the Debian ROCm repository as follows:

$ wget -q -O - https://repo.radeon.com/rocm/rocm.gpg.key | sudo apt-key add -

NOTE: The gpg key may change. Ensure it is updated when installing a new release. If the key signature verification fails while updating, re-add the key from the ROCm apt repository as mentioned above. The current rocm.gpg.key is not available in a standard key ring distribution. However, it has the following sha1sum hash:

777947b2579611bf4d377687b5013c69642c5762 rocm.gpg.key

Add the AMDGPU Stack Repository

You may skip this section if you have a version of the kernel-mode driver installed. If you do not have a version of the kernel-mode driver installed, follow the commands below to add the AMDGPU stack repository.

For <amdgpu baseurl> in the command below, refer to the AMDGPU base URLs as documented in Base URLs for AMDGPU and ROCm Stack Repositories

Ubuntu 18.04

$ echo 'deb [arch=amd64] <amdgpu baseurl> bionic main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/amdgpu.list

Ubuntu 20.04

$ echo 'deb [arch=amd64] <amdgpu baseurl> focal main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/amdgpu.list

Execute the command below to update the package list

$ sudo apt-get update
Install the Kernel Mode Driver and Reboot System

You may skip this section if you have the kernel-mode driver installed on your system. If you do not have the kernel-mode driver on your system, follow the instructions below. Ensure the system is rebooted after the kernel-mode driver is installed.

$ sudo apt install amdgpu-dkms

$ sudo reboot
Add the ROCm Stack Repository

Add the ROCm repository.

For <rocm baseurl> in the command below, refer to the ROCm base URLs as documented in Base URLs for AMDGPU and ROCm Stack Repositories

$ echo 'deb [arch=amd64] <rocm baseurl> ubuntu main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/rocm.list

$ sudo apt-get update
Install ROCm Meta-packages

Install ROCm meta-packages. Specify the name of the meta-package you want to install as <package-name>, as shown below:

$ sudo apt install <package-name>

For example:

- $ sudo apt install rocm-hip-sdk

- $ sudo apt install rocm-hip-sdk rocm-opencl-sdk

Using Package Manager on RHEL/CentOS

Installation Of Kernel Headers and Development Packages on RHEL/CentOS

The ROCm installation requires the linux-headers and linux-modules-extra package to be installed with the correct version corresponding to the kernel’s version. For example, if the system is running Linux kernel version 4.0-77, the identical versions of linux-headers and development packages must be installed.

Refer to the Kernel Information section to check the kernel version on your system.

To verify you have the supported version of the installed linux-headers and linux-modules-extra package, type the following on the command line:

$ sudo yum list installed | grep linux-headers

The command mentioned above displays the list of linux headers versions currently present on your system. Verify if the listed linux headers have the same versions as the kernel.

The following command lists the development packages on your system. Verify if the listed development package’s version number matches the kernel version number.

$ sudo yum list installed | grep linux-modules-extra

If the supported version installation of linux headers and development packages does not exist on the system, execute the commands below to install:

$ sudo yum install kernel-headers-`uname -r` kernel-devel-`uname -r`

Preparing RHEL 7.9 for Installation

You must enable the external repositories to install on the devtoolset-7 environment and the support files.

NOTE: Devtoolset is not required for CentOS 8.3/RHEL v8.4.

NOTE: The subscription for RHEL must be enabled and attached to a pool ID. See the Obtaining an RHEL image and license page for instructions on registering your system with the RHEL subscription server and linking to a pool id.

Enable the following repositories for RHEL v7.9:

$ sudo subscription-manager repos --enable rhel-server-rhscl-7-rpms
$ sudo subscription-manager repos --enable rhel-7-server-optional-rpms
$ sudo subscription-manager repos --enable rhel-7-server-extras-rpms
$ sudo subscription-manager repos --enable=rhel-7-server-devtools-rpms

Preparing CentOS for Installation

The following steps help users prepare the CentOS system for the ROCm installation.

Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) provides additional packages for CENTOS that are not available in their standard repositories. Install the EPEL repository configuration package using the following command.

$ sudo yum install epel-release

$ sudo yum install -y centos-release-scl #Only for CentOS 7.9

Installing Devtoolset-7 for RHEL 7.9/CentOS 7.9

Use the following command to install Devtoolset-7:

$ sudo yum install devtoolset-7

$ source scl_source enable devtoolset-7
Base URLs For AMDGPU and ROCm Stack Repositories

CentOS/RHEL 7.9

Repositories with Latest Packages

  • amdgpu baseurl=https://repo.radeon.com/amdgpu/latest/rhel/7.9/main/x86_64

  • rocm base url:https://repo.radeon.com/rocm/yum/rpm

Repositories for Specific Releases

  • amdgpu baseurl=https://repo.radeon.com/amdgpu/21.40/rhel/7.9/main/x86_64

  • rocm baseurl=https://repo.radeon.com/rocm/yum/4.5

CentOS 8.3/RHEL 8.4

Repositories with Latest Packages

  • amdgpu baseurl=https://repo.radeon.com/amdgpu/latest/rhel/8.4/main/x86_64

  • rocm base url:https://repo.radeon.com/rocm/centos8/rpm

Repositories for Specific Releases

  • amdgpu baseurl=https://repo.radeon.com/amdgpu/21.40/rhel/8.4/main/x86_64

  • rocm baseurl=https://repo.radeon.com/rocm/centos8/4.5/

Adding the AMDGPU Stack Repository

You may skip this section if you have a version of the kernel-mode driver installed. If you do not have a version of the kernel-mode driver installed, follow the commands below to add the AMDGPU stack repository.

Add the AMDGPU Stack Repository

Create a /etc/yum.repos.d/amdgpu.repo file with the following contents with amdgpu base URL.

For <amdgpu baseurl> in the command below, refer to the AMDGPU base URLs as documented in Base URLs for AMDGPU and ROCm Stack Repositories

[amdgpu]
name=amdgpu
baseurl=<amdgpu baseurl>
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://repo.radeon.com/rocm/rocm.gpg.key

NOTE: The gpg key may change; ensure it is updated when installing a new release. If the key signature verification fails while updating, re-add the key from the ROCm to the yum repository as mentioned above. The current rocm.gpg.key is not available in a standard key ring distribution but has the following sha1sum hash:

777947b2579611bf4d377687b5013c69642c5762 rocm.gpg.key

Execute the command below to clean the cached files from enabled repositories:

$ sudo yum clean all
Install the Kernel Mode Driver and Reboot System

You may skip this section if the kernel-mode driver is already installed on your system. If you do not have a version of the kernel-mode driver installed, follow the commands below to install the kernel-mode driver:

$ sudo yum install amdgpu-dkms

Reboot the system after the completion of driver installation.

$ sudo reboot
Add the ROCm Stack Repository

Create a /etc/yum.repos.d/rocm.repo file with the following content.

For <rocm baseurl> in the command below, refer to the ROCm base URLs documented in Base URLs for AMDGPU and ROCm Stack Repositories.

[rocm]
name=rocm
baseurl=<rocm baseurl>
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://repo.radeon.com/rocm/rocm.gpg.key

NOTE: The gpg key may change; ensure it is updated when installing a new release. If the key signature verification fails while updating, re-add the key from the ROCm yum repository as mentioned above. The current rocm.gpg.key is not available in a standard key ring distribution, but has the following sha1sum hash:

777947b2579611bf4d377687b5013c69642c5762 rocm.gpg.key

Execute the command below to clean the cached files from enabled repositories:

$ sudo yum clean all
Install ROCm Meta-Packages

Use the following command to install the ROCm packages.

$ sudo yum install <package-name>

Specify the meta-package name as <package-name>, which you want to install, in the command given above.

For example,

  • $ sudo yum install rocm-hip-sdk

  • $ sudo yum install rocm-hip-sdk rocm-opencl-sdk

Using Package Manager on SLES/OpenSUSE

This section introduces the ROCm installation process on SLES/OpenSUSE.

Installation of Kernel Headers and Development Packages

ROCm installation requires linux-headers and linux-modules-extra package to be installed with the correct version corresponding to the kernel’s version. For example, if the system is running the Linux kernel version 4.0-77, the same versions of linux-headers and development packages must be installed.

Refer to the Kernel Information section to check the kernel version on your system.

Ensure that the correct version of the latest kernel-default-devel and kernel-default packages are installed. The following command lists the installed kernel-default-devel and kernel-default package.

$ sudo zypper info kernel-default-devel or kernel-default

NOTE: This next step is only required if you find from the above command that the “kernel-default-devel” and “kernel-default” versions of the package, corresponding to the kernel release version, do not exist on your system.

If the required version of packages does not exist on the system, install with the command below:

$ sudo zypper install kernel-default-devel or kernel-default
Base URLs For AMDGPU And ROCm Stack Repositories

Repositories with Latest Packages

  • amdgpu baseurl=https://repo.radeon.com/amdgpu/latest/sle/15/main/x86_64

  • rocm baseurl:https://repo.radeon.com/rocm/zyp/zypper

Repositories for Specific Releases

  • amdgpu baseurl=https://repo.radeon.com/amdgpu/21.40/sle/15/main/x86_64

  • rocm baseurl=https://repo.radeon.com/rocm/zyp/4.5/

Adding AMDGPU Stack Repository

You may skip this section if you have a version of the kernel-mode driver installed. If you do not have a version of the kernel-mode driver installed, follow the commands below to add the AMDGPU stack repository.

Add the AMDGPU Stack Repository

Create a /etc/zypp/repos.d/amdgpu.repo file with the following content.

For <amdgpu baseurl> in the command below, refer to the AMDGPU base URLs as documented in Base URLs for AMDGPU and ROCm Stack Repositories.

[amdgpu]
name=amdgpu
baseurl=<amdgpu_basurl>
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://repo.radeon.com/rocm/rocm.gpg.key

NOTE: The gpg key may change; ensure it is updated when installing a new release. If the key signature verification fails while updating, re-add the key from the ROCm zypp repository as mentioned above. The current rocm.gpg.key is not available in a standard key ring distribution but has the following sha1sum hash:

777947b2579611bf4d377687b5013c69642c5762 rocm.gpg.key

Use the following commands to update the added repository, and add the Perl repository:

$ sudo zypper ref
$ sudo zypper clean --all
$ sudo zypper addrepo https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/devel:languages:perl/SLE_15/devel:languages:perl.repo
$ sudo SUSEConnect -p sle-module-desktop-applications/15.3/x86_64
$ sudo SUSEConnect --product sle-module-development-tools/15.3/x86_64
$ sudo SUSEConnect--product PackageHub/15.3/x86_64
$ sudo zypper ref
Install the Kernel Mode Driver and Reboot System

Install the kernel-mode driver. If you already have a version of the kernel-mode driver installed, you may skip this section. If you do not have a version of the kernel-mode driver installed, follow the commands below to install and reboot the system.

$ sudo zypper --gpg-auto-import-keys install amdgpu-dkms
$ sudo reboot
Add the ROCm Stack Repository

Add the ROCm repository by executing the following commands,

Create a /etc/zypp/repos.d/rocm.repo file with the following content.

For <rocm baseurl> in the command below, refer to the ROCm base URLs documented in Base URLs for AMDGPU and ROCm Stack Repositories.

[rocm]
name=rocm
baseurl=<rocm_baseurl>
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://repo.radeon.com/rocm/rocm.gpg.key

NOTE: The gpg key may change. Ensure it is updated when installing a new release. If the key signature verification fails while updating, re-add the key from the ROCm zypp repository as mentioned above. The current rocm.gpg.key is not available in a standard key ring distribution but has the following sha1sum hash:

777947b2579611bf4d377687b5013c69642c5762 rocm.gpg.key

Use the following command to update the added repository.

$ sudo zypper ref
Install ROCm Meta-Packages

Install the ROCm package by typing the command below:

$ sudo zypper --gpg-auto-import-keys install <package-name>

Specify the name of the meta-package name as <package-name>, which you want to install, in the command given above. For example,

  • $ sudo zypper –gpg-auto-import-keys install rocm-hip-sdk

  • $ sudo zypper –gpg-auto-import-keys install rocm-hip-sdk rocm-opencl-sdk

Post Install Actions and Verification Process

Post Install Actions

Users might set LD_LIBRARY_PATH to load the ROCm library version of choice.

$ export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/rocm-<version>/lib;/opt/rocm-<version>/lib64

NOTE: For convenience, users may add the ROCm binaries in your PATH, as shown in the example below.

$ echo ‘export PATH=$PATH:/opt/rocm-<version>/bin:/opt/rocm-<version>/opencl/bin’

Verifying ROCm Installation

After completing the ROCm installation, users can execute the following commands on the system to verify if the installation is successful. If you see your GPUs listed by both commands, the installation is considered successful.

/opt/rocm-<version>/bin/rocminfo

OR

/opt/rocm-<version>/opencl/bin/clinfo

Verifying Package Installation

Users can use the following commands to ensure the packages are installed successfully.

Linux Distro

Command

Ubuntu/Debian

$ sudo apt list - -installed

RHEL/CentOS

$ sudo yum list installed

OpenSUSE/SLES

$ sudo zypper search - -installed-only

ROCm Stack Uninstallation

Uninstallation of ROCm entails removing ROCm packages, tools, and libraries from the system.

Uninstalling ROCm Stack

Removing ROCm Toolkit and Driver

This section describes the uninstallation process in detail. The following methods remove the ROCm stack from the system.

Choosing an Uninstallation Method

You can uninstall using the following methods:

  • Uninstallation using the Uninstall Script

  • Package Manager uninstallation

Uninstallation Using Uninstall Script

The following commands uninstall all installed ROCm packages:

$ sudo amdgpu-uninstall

NOTE: amdgpu-uninstall ignores all parameters/arguments and uninstalls all ROCm packages.

Refer to the Uninstall Kernel Mode Driver section to uninstall the kernel-mode driver.

Uninstallation Using Package Manager

The Package Manager uninstallation offers a method for a clean uninstallation process for ROCm. This section describes how to uninstall the ROCm for various Linux distributions.

Use the following commands to remove the specific meta-packages from the system.

Uninstalling Specific Meta-packages

Use the following command to uninstall specific meta-packages. You may specify the name of the meta-package name as <package-name> you want to uninstall in the command given below.

UBUNTU/DEBIAN

$ sudo apt autoremove <package-name>

RHEL/CentOS

$ sudo yum remove <package-name>

SLES/OPENSUSE

$ sudo zypper remove <package-name>

Complete Uninstallation of ROCm Packages

If you want to uninstall all installed ROCm packages, use the following command as uninstallation of rocm-core package removes all the ROCm specific packages from the system.

UBUNTU/DEBIAN

$ sudo apt autoremove rocm-core

RHEL/CentOS

$ sudo yum remove rocm-core

SLES/OPENSUSE

$ sudo zypper remove rocm-core

NOTE: The command above removes all ROCm-specific packages.

Refer to the Uninstall Kernel Mode Driver section below to uninstall the kernel-mode driver uninstallation.

Uninstall Kernel Mode Driver

Users can uninstall the kernel-mode driver by entering the following command on the system.

UBUNTU/DEBIAN

$ sudo apt autoremove amdgpu-dkms

RHEL/CentOS

$ sudo yum remove amdgpu-dkms

SLES/OPENSUSE

$ sudo zypper remove amdgpu-dkms

Remove ROCm and AMDGPU Repositories

UBUNTU/DEBIAN

Use the following commands to remove the AMDGPU and ROCm repository from the Ubuntu/Debian system:

$ sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/<rocm_repository-name>.list
$ sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/<amdgpu_repository-name>.list

Clear cache and clean the system.

$ sudo rm -rf /var/cache/apt/*
$ sudo apt-get clean all

Reboot the system.

$ sudo reboot

RHEL/CentOS

This section describes the process of removing AMDGPU and ROCm repositories from the RHEL/CentOS environment.

Remove the reference to the AMDGPU and ROCm repository from the system using the following instructions

$ sudo rm -rf /etc/yum.repos.d/<rocm_repository-name> # Remove only rocm repo
$ sudo rm -rf /etc/yum.repos.d/<amdgpu_repository-name> # Remove only amdgpu repo

Clear cache and clean the system.

$ sudo rm -rf /var/cache/yum   #Remove the cache
$ sudo yum clean all

Restart the system.

$ sudo reboot

SLES/OPENSUSE

This section describes the process of removing AMDGPU and ROCm repositories from the SLES/OPENSUSE environment.

Remove the reference to the amdgpu and ROCm repository from the system with the commands below.

$ sudo zypper removerepo <rocm_repository-name>
$ sudo zypper removerepo <amdgpu_repository-name>

Clear cache and clean the system.

$ sudo zypper clean --all

Restart the system.

$ sudo reboot

Frequently Asked Questions

Can users install multiple packages at the same time with the installer script?

Yes, users can install multiple packages at the same time with the installer script. Provide package names in the –usecase parameter, separated by a comma, as shown below.

$ sudo amdgpu-install --usecase=hiplibsdk,rocm

How to list all the possible inputs for the –usecase parameter in the amdgpu-install script?

The following command lists all the possible options for –usecase

amdgpu-install --list-usecase

What are the available options other than the –usecase in the amdgpu-install script?

The following command lists all possible options users can provide in the amdgpu-install script.

$ sudo amdgpu-install --help

How to check if the kernel module is installed successfully?

Type the following command on the system.

$ sudo dkms status

The command displays the output in the following format if the installation of the kernel module is successful.

amdgpu, 4.3-52.el7, 3.10.0-1160.11.1.el7.x86_64, x86_64: installed (original_module exists)

Does the Docker container support command - $ sudo SUSEConnect –product PackageHub/15.2/x86_64?

Users do not need to execute the following command in Docker container.

$ sudo SUSEConnect --product PackageHub/15.2/x86_64