Error running simpleStreams sample, CUDA 7.5, Ubuntu 14.04, GTX 980 Ti

I’ve installed CUDA on a new Ubuntu 14.04 machine with a GTX 980 Ti. I was setting up Tensorflow and I noticed they examples were failing, so I tried running a few related things from the CUDA samples. When I run the simpleStreams sample, it fails.

FWIW, I’m using linux kernel 4.2.0-30-generic.

Any ideas on what might be the problem? The output of simpleStreams and deviceQuery are below.

[ simpleStreams ]

Device synchronization method set to = 0 (Automatic Blocking)
Setting reps to 100 to demonstrate steady state

> GPU Device 0: "GeForce GTX 980 Ti" with compute capability 5.2

Device: <GeForce GTX 980 Ti> canMapHostMemory: Yes
> CUDA Capable: SM 5.2 hardware
> 22 Multiprocessor(s) x 128 (Cores/Multiprocessor) = 2816 (Cores)
> scale_factor = 1.0000
> array_size   = 16777216

> Using CPU/GPU Device Synchronization method (cudaDeviceScheduleAuto)
> mmap() allocating 64.00 Mbytes (generic page-aligned system memory)
> cudaHostRegister() registering 64.00 Mbytes of generic allocated system memory

Starting Test
memcopy:	5.33
kernel:		2.77
non-streamed:	7.82
CUDA error at code=4(cudaErrorLaunchFailure) "cudaEventSynchronize(stop_event)"

deviceQuery passes with the following:

./deviceQuery Starting...

 CUDA Device Query (Runtime API) version (CUDART static linking)

Detected 1 CUDA Capable device(s)

Device 0: "GeForce GTX 980 Ti"
  CUDA Driver Version / Runtime Version          7.5 / 7.5
  CUDA Capability Major/Minor version number:    5.2
  Total amount of global memory:                 6141 MBytes (6438977536 bytes)
  (22) Multiprocessors, (128) CUDA Cores/MP:     2816 CUDA Cores
  GPU Max Clock rate:                            1291 MHz (1.29 GHz)
  Memory Clock rate:                             3505 Mhz
  Memory Bus Width:                              384-bit
  L2 Cache Size:                                 3145728 bytes
  Maximum Texture Dimension Size (x,y,z)         1D=(65536), 2D=(65536, 65536), 3D=(4096, 4096, 4096)
  Maximum Layered 1D Texture Size, (num) layers  1D=(16384), 2048 layers
  Maximum Layered 2D Texture Size, (num) layers  2D=(16384, 16384), 2048 layers
  Total amount of constant memory:               65536 bytes
  Total amount of shared memory per block:       49152 bytes
  Total number of registers available per block: 65536
  Warp size:                                     32
  Maximum number of threads per multiprocessor:  2048
  Maximum number of threads per block:           1024
  Max dimension size of a thread block (x,y,z): (1024, 1024, 64)
  Max dimension size of a grid size    (x,y,z): (2147483647, 65535, 65535)
  Maximum memory pitch:                          2147483647 bytes
  Texture alignment:                             512 bytes
  Concurrent copy and kernel execution:          Yes with 2 copy engine(s)
  Run time limit on kernels:                     No
  Integrated GPU sharing Host Memory:            No
  Support host page-locked memory mapping:       Yes
  Alignment requirement for Surfaces:            Yes
  Device has ECC support:                        Disabled
  Device supports Unified Addressing (UVA):      Yes
  Device PCI Domain ID / Bus ID / location ID:   0 / 1 / 0
  Compute Mode:
     < Default (multiple host threads can use ::cudaSetDevice() with device simultaneously) >

deviceQuery, CUDA Driver = CUDART, CUDA Driver Version = 7.5, CUDA Runtime Version = 7.5, NumDevs = 1, Device0 = GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Result = PASS

Try using the linux kernel that comes with Ubuntu 14.04.

The supported kernels are listed in the documentation: