Elena Graverini

Install CUDA

The graphic driver included in the CUDA distribution should not be installed in running an Optimus system (see Install Bumblebee).

mkdir CUDA

Download the 64-bit .run package for Linux Ubuntu from https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-downloads and put it in the current directory.

Install the prerequisites in order to build the CUDA samples:
sudo apt-get install freeglut3-dev libxi-dev libxmu-dev build-essential libx11-dev libgl1-mesa-glx libglu1-mesa libglu1-mesa-devmpi-default-dev

Extract the .run package:

sh cuda*.run -extract=$PWD

To install the CUDA toolkit and the sumples, run the corresponding executables. Set as installation paths:


Now link the preexisting drivers:
ln -s /usr/lib/nvidia-319/libcuda.so cuda-VERSION/lib64/libcuda.so
ln -s /usr/lib/nvidia-319/libcuda.so cuda-VERSION/lib64/libcuda.so.1

Setup the environment variables:
echo "export PATH=$HOME/CUDA/cuda-VERSION/bin:\$PATH" >> ~/.bashrc
echo "export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$HOME/CUDA/cuda-VERSION/lib64:$HOME/CUDA/cuda-VERSION/lib:\$LD_LIBRARY_PATH" >> ~/.bashrc
source ~/.bashrc

Build the samples:
cd cuda-VERSION/samples/
make -j 4

optirun ./5_Simulations/fluidsGL/fluidsGL
optirun ./5_Simulations/nbody/nbody
optirun ./5_Simulations/particles/particles
optirun ./1_Utilities/deviceQuery/deviceQuery