System Analyzer Utility for Linux

ID 767479
Updated 7/26/2017
Version Latest




This article describes a utility to help diagnose system and installation issues for Intel® Computer Vision SDK (Intel® CV SDK) for OpenCL™ Applications and Intel® Media Server Studio.  It is a simple Python* script with full source code available.

It is intended as a reference for the kinds of checks to consider from the command line and possibly from within applications.  However, this implementation should be considered a prototype/proof of concept -- not a productized tool.


When executed, the tool reports back 

  • Platform readiness: check if processor has necessary GPU components
  • OS readiness: check if OS can see GPU, and if it has required glibc/gcc level
  • Install checks for Intel Media Server Studio / Intel® SDK for OpenCL™ applications components
  • Results from runs of small smoke test programs for Media SDK and OpenCL

System Requirements

The tool is based on Python 2.7.  It should run on a variety of systems with or without necessary components to run GPU applications.  However, it is still a work in progress so it may not always exit cleanly when software components are missing.

Using the Software

The display should look like the output below for a successful installation

$ python -v
Hardware readiness checks:
 [ OK ] Processor name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50GHz
 [ INFO ] Intel Processor
 [ INFO ] Processor brand: Core
 [ INFO ] Processor arch: Skylake
OS readiness checks:
 [ INFO ] GPU PCI id     : 1916
 [ INFO ] GPU description: SKL ULT GT2
 [ OK ] GPU visible to OS
 [ INFO ] no nomodeset in GRUB cmdline (good)
 [ INFO ] Linux distro   : Ubuntu 14.04
 [ INFO ] Linux kernel   : 4.4.0
 [ INFO ] glibc version  : 2.19
 [ INFO ] gcc version    : 4.8.4 (>=4.8.2 suggested)
 [ INFO ] /dev/dri/card0 : YES
 [ INFO ] /dev/dri/renderD128 : YES
Intel(R) Media Server Studio Install:
 [ OK ] user in video group
 [ OK ] found
 [ INFO ] Intel iHD used by libva
 [ OK ] vainfo reports valid codec entry points
 [ INFO ] i915 driver in use by Intel video adapter
 [ OK ] /dev/dri/renderD128 connects to Intel i915

Media SDK Plugins available:
(for more info see /opt/intel/mediasdk/plugins/plugins.cfg)
    H264LA Encoder 	= 588f1185d47b42968dea377bb5d0dcb4
    VP8 Decoder 	= f622394d8d87452f878c51f2fc9b4131
    HEVC Decoder 	= 33a61c0b4c27454ca8d85dde757c6f8e
    HEVC Encoder 	= 6fadc791a0c2eb479ab6dcd5ea9da347
Component Smoke Tests:
 [ OK ] Media SDK HW API level:1.19
 [ OK ] Media SDK SW API level:1.19
 [ OK ] OpenCL check:platform:Intel(R) OpenCL GPU OK CPU OK