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Installing cuDNN and CUDA Toolkit on Ubuntu 20.04 for Machine learning tasks

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It is always convoluted and challenging to install a CUDA toolkit and library that needs to interact with your NVIDIA GPU on an Ubuntu machine. However, if done right, the CUDA toolkit harnessing your NVIDIA GPU can be a great tool that can harness the power of GPU to produce fast applications. The basic requirement for following instructions in this article is a computer with Ubuntu 20.04 installed with an NVIDIA GPU. In my case, it was NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti. Further, at the time of writing this article, I installed the latest version of the CUDA toolkit which was CUDA Toolkit 11.3.


Khadas VIM3 NPU ToolKit Release & Video Demo

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We've reviewed VIM3 with Android 9 shortly after launch, but until recently it was not possible to leverage the NPU since the software was not quite ready yet. The goods news is that Khadas has now released the NPU toolkit for both VIM3, and the cheaper VIM3L boards. The toolkit works in host PCs running Ubuntu 16.04 or 18.04 with Tensorflow framework, and inference can run on both Linux and Android OS in Khadas VIM3/3L board. It includes an Inception v3 sample with 299 299 sample photos, among other demos. You'll find documentation to get started with model conversion and inference in Linux on Khadas Wiki.


How to upgrade from Ubuntu Linux 16.04 to 18.04

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When Canonical's Ubuntu Linux 18.04 arrived, this outstanding Linux distribution had only one little problem: You couldn't directly jump from the last Long Term Support (LTS) version, Ubuntu 16.04, to the latest version. Now, with the release of the first point Ubuntu 18.04 update, Ubuntu 18.04.1, Of course, you could always update from one version of Ubuntu to the other. You just had to have your home directory on another partition or drive. Since most people don't bother with that, upgrading was a chore.


Ubuntu in the wild – 13th of May 2021

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The Ubuntu in the wild blog post ropes in the latest highlights about Ubuntu and Canonical around the world on a bi-weekly basis. It is a summary of all the things that made us feel proud to be part of this journey. What do you think of it? Open source is the backbone of the software industry as we know it today. It has its benefits and its drawbacks.


Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth makes peace with Ubuntu Linux community

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Of the three major Linux companies, Canonical, Red Hat, and SUSE, two have separate community Linux distros: Red Hat with Fedora, and SUSE with openSUSE. While in both cases these distros are closely tied with their corporate releases, their community of fans and developers have a say in their direction. Of course, there is an Ubuntu community. Historically, the community, led by community expert Jono Bacon, helped direct Ubuntu's path forward. Bacon left Ubuntu six years ago, and since then, the community's role has diminished.