When I run run abaqus2022 with abaqus job=jobname cpus=4 gpus=1 int. The following error message will appear.

Error initializing the CUDA Driver NO_DEVICE
WARNING: GPUAcceleration disabled

Here is the environment of my computer

NVIDIA-SMI 525.60.11    Driver Version: 525.60.11    CUDA Version: 12.0   
NVIDIA Corporation GA100GL [A30 PCIe]

i use nvidia-driver-525-open to installed the nvidia driver.

I can run pytorch with CUDA, and also can run Abaqus without GPU accelerator. And I think I set the environment variables for abaqus correctly. like:


I also write os.environ["ABA_ACCELERATOR_TYPE"]="PLATFORM_CUDA" # Nvidia at the end of the abaqus_v6.env file.

Can anyone tell me what is causing this error?

1 Answer 1


I solved this problem by consulting dassault systemes.

Abaqus/Standard analyses using GPU acceleration on Linux may fail to find GPU card. It does not find the card due to
the presence of the libcuda.so in the installation_dir/2022/EstPrd/linux_a64/code/bin directory.


Create a subdirectory name keepcuda in the installation_dir/2022/EstPrd/linux_a64/code/bin directory. Move the following files: libcuda.so, libcuda.so.1, and libcuda.so.418.39 to the newly created keepcuda subdirectory so that the files do not interfere with the driver installed on the system (in /usr/lib64). Note the subdirectory name is not important.

This issue does not occur in release 2021, only in R2022

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