This chapter describes how to obtain hipRAND. There are two main methods: the easiest way is to install the prebuilt packages from the ROCm repositories. Alternatively, this chapter also describes how to build hipRAND from source.
Installing the prebuilt hipRAND packages requires a ROCm-enabled platform. See the ROCm documentation for more information. After installing ROCm or enabling the ROCm repositories, hipRAND can be obtained using the system package manager.
For Ubuntu and Debian:
sudo apt-get install hiprand
sudo yum install hiprand
sudo dnf install hiprand
This will install hipRAND into the
Building hipRAND From Source#
To build hipRAND, CMake version 3.10 or later is required.
Additionally, to build hipRAND for the ROCm platform, the following software are required:
AMD ROCm platform (version 5.0.0 or later).
To build hipRAND for the CUDA platform instead, the following software is required:
The CUDA Toolkit
cuRAND (included in the CUDA Toolkit)
The hipRAND sources are available from the hipRAND GitHub Repository. Use the branch that matches the system-installed version of ROCm. For example on a system that has ROCm 5.4 installed, use the following command to obtain hipRAND sources:
git checkout -b release/rocm-rel-5.4 https://github.com/ROCmSoftwarePlatform/hipRAND.git
Building the Library#
After obtaining the sources and dependencies, hipRAND can be built for the ROCm platform using the installation script:
cd hipRAND ./install --install
This automatically builds all required dependencies, excluding HIP and Git, and installs the project to
/opt/rocm if everything went well. See
./install --help for further information.
Building with CMake#
For a more elaborate installation process, hipRAND can be built manually using CMake. This enables certain configuration options that are not exposed to the
./install script. In general, hipRAND can be built using CMake by configuring as follows:
cd hipRAND; mkdir build; cd build # Configure the project CXX=<compiler> cmake [options] .. # Build make -j$(nproc) # Optionally, run the tests ctest --output-on-failure # Install [sudo] make install
<compiler>> should be set to
hipcc on a ROCm platform, or to a regular C++ compiler such as
g++ on a CUDA platform.
BUILD_WITH_LIBcontrols whether to build hipRAND with the rocRAND or cuRAND backend. If set to
CUDA, hipRAND will be built using the cuRAND backend. Otherwise, the rocRAND backend will be used.
BUILD_FORTRAN_WRAPPERcontrols whether to build the Fortran wrapper. Defaults to
BUILD_TESTcontrols whether to build the hipRAND tests. Defaults to
BUILD_BENCHMARKcontrols whether to build the hipRAND benchmarks. Defaults to
BUILD_ADDRESS_SANITIZERcontrols whether to build with address sanitization enabled. Defaults to
Building the Python API Wrapper#
The hipRAND Python API Wrapper requires the following dependencies:
NumPy (will be installed automatically as a dependency if necessary)
Note: If hipRAND is built from sources but not installed or installed in
non-standard directory, set the
HIPRAND_PATH environment variable to the path containing
libhiprand.so. For example:
The Python hipRAND module can be installed using pip:
cd hipRAND/python/hiprand pip install .
The tests can be executed as follows:
cd hipRAND/python/hiprand python tests/hiprand_test.py