1. Isaac Sim Requirements

1.1. System Requirements

Element

Minimum Spec

Good

Ideal

OS

Ubuntu 18.04/20.04
Windows 10
Ubuntu 18.04/20.04
Windows 10
Ubuntu 18.04/20.04
Windows 10

CPU

Intel Core i7 (7th Generation)
AMD Ryzen 5
Intel Core i7 (9th Generation)
AMD Ryzen 7
Intel Core i9, X-series or higher
AMD Ryzen 9, Threadripper or higher

Cores

4
8
16

RAM

32GB*
64GB*
64GB*

Storage

50GB SSD
500GB SSD
1TB NVMe SSD

GPU

GeForce RTX 2070
GeForce RTX 3080
RTX A6000

VRAM

8GB*
10GB*
48GB*

Note

  • The Isaac Sim container is only supported on Linux.

  • * More RAM and VRAM is recommended for advanced usage of Isaac Sim.

1.2. Driver Requirements

  1. Install the NVIDIA Driver:

    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt install build-essential -y
    $ wget https://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/470.57.02/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-470.57.02.run
    $ chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-470.57.02.run
    $ sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-470.57.02.run
    
  2. Run the command below to confirm your GPU driver version.

    $ nvidia-smi
    

Note

1.3. Container Requirements

  1. Install NVIDIA Driver:

    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt install build-essential -y
    $ wget https://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/470.57.02/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-470.57.02.run
    $ chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-470.57.02.run
    $ sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-470.57.02.run
    

    Note

    • The current recommended driver version for Isaac Sim is 470.57.02 or later for Linux.

    • See Linux Troubleshooting to resolve driver install issues issues.

    • We recommend installing the Latest Long-Lived Branch Version of the NVIDIA GPU Driver using the .run installer.

  2. Install Docker:

    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get install \
        apt-transport-https \
        ca-certificates \
        curl \
        gnupg-agent \
        software-properties-common
    
    $ curl -fsSL https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu/gpg | sudo apt-key add -
    $ sudo apt-key fingerprint 0EBFCD88
    $ sudo add-apt-repository \
        "deb [arch=amd64] https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu \
        $(lsb_release -cs) \
        stable"
    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get install docker-ce docker-ce-cli containerd.io
    
  3. Install the NVIDIA Container Toolkit:

    # Add the package repositories
    $ distribution=$(. /etc/os-release;echo $ID$VERSION_ID)
    $ curl -s -L https://nvidia.github.io/nvidia-docker/gpgkey | sudo apt-key add -
    $ curl -s -L https://nvidia.github.io/nvidia-docker/$distribution/nvidia-docker.list | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nvidia-docker.list
    
    $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y nvidia-container-toolkit
    $ sudo systemctl restart docker
    

Note

The NVIDIA Drivers, Docker, and NVIDIA Container Toolkit are preinstalled in the AWS AMI.