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Free GPU for Deep Learning


It is not a surprise that in the world of Big Data, where the use of deep neural networks (NNs) is common, processing power is essential. GPU is essential for deep learning as it can handle many small processes at the same time, which is needed to update all the weights and bias terms in the layers of deep NN. As deep NN trains, it needs to calculate, re-calculate, adjust, re-scale, and update all of the parameters in every layer of the network thousands, millions, or even billions of times. Doing all of these using CPU would lead to significant time delays. Simply, imagine updating thousand of parameters one after another.

DOE's Argonne Lab to deploy new GPU-based supercomputer Polaris


The Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory will run its largest GPU-based supercomputer, called Polaris, on Nvidia's accelerated computing platform, the company said Tuesday. Accelerated by 2,240 Nvidia A100 Tensor Core GPUs, the Polaris system will be able to achieve almost 1.4 exaflops of theoretical AI performance and approximately 44 petaflops of peak double-precision performance. That makes it roughly as performant as a top 10 computer on the Top500 list of the world's 500 most powerful supercomputers. The system will be built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Researchers at Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) will use the new supercomputer for a range of scientific pursuits, such as advancing cancer treatments, exploring clean energy and propelling particle collision research.

Nvidia's Canvas AI Painting Tool Turns Color Blobs into Realistic Imaginaries


Nvidia's New Canvas tool, which is now available as a beta-free version, is a real-time painting tool GauGAN that can be used by anyone with an NVIDIA RTX GPU. It allows creators to create a rough landscape by painting blobs and then it fills it with convincingly photorealistic content. Each distinct color on the tool represents a different type of feature: water, mountains, grass, ruins, and others. The crude sketch is passed to a generative adversarial network when colors are blobbed onto the canvas. GANs essentially pass content to AI creator that tries to make a realistic image.

Running Pandas on GPU, Taking It To The Moon🚀 - Analytics Vidhya


Pandas library comes in handy while performing data-related operations. Everyone starting with their Data Science journey has to get a good understanding of this library. Pandas can handle a significant amount of data and process it most efficiently. But at the core, it is still running on CPUs. Parallel processing can be achieved to speed up the process but it is still not efficient to handle large amounts of data.

How I built my ML workstation 🔬


Kaggle Kernels and Google Colab are great. I would drop my mic at this point if this article was not about building a custom ML workstation. There are always some "buts" that make our lives harder. When you start to approach nearly real-life problems and you see hundreds of gigabytes of large datasets, your gut feeling starts to tell you that your CPU or AMD GPU devices are not going to be enough to do meaningful things. This is how I came here. I was taking part in Human Protein Atlas (HPA) -- Single Cell Classification competition on Kaggle. I thought I would be able to prototype locally and then execute notebooks on the cloud GPU. As it turned out, there are a lot of frictions in the mentioned workflow. First of all, my solution source code quickly became an entire project with a lot of source code and dependencies. I used poetry as a package manager and decided to generate an installable package every time I made meaningful changes to the project in order to test them in the cloud. These installable packages I was uploading into a private Kaggle dataset which in turn was mounted to a notebook.

The perfect JupyterLab environment with tensorflow_gpu installation


Note:- MLEnv is the name of the virtual environment. You can name it according to your choice. This will activate your virtual environment. It will open a new tab in your default browser and now you can create a new notebook in the location of your choice in that particular accessed drive and start coding. Hope you understand every point… If there is any doubt regarding the installation process, then please comment down below.

TENSILE: A Tensor granularity dynamic GPU memory scheduler method towards multiple dynamic workloads system Artificial Intelligence

Recently, deep learning has been an area of intense researching. However, as a kind of computing intensive task, deep learning highly relies on the the scale of the GPU memory, which is usually expensive and scarce. Although there are some extensive works have been proposed for dynamic GPU memory management, they are hard to be applied to systems with multitasking dynamic workloads, such as in-database machine learning system. In this paper, we demonstrated TENSILE, a method of managing GPU memory in tensor granularity to reduce the GPU memory peak, with taking the multitasking dynamic workloads into consideration. As far as we know, TENSILE is the first method which is designed to manage multiple workloads' GPU memory using. We implement TENSILE on our own deep learning framework, and evaluated its performance. The experiment results shows that our method can achieve less time overhead than prior works with more GPU memory saved.

Does using Nvidia's DLSS require a better CPU? Ask an expert


Q: If you want to use DLSS to make a game run faster, does it need a better CPU since the GPU is utilized less? To bring everyone on the same page, let's recap first what DLSS is. Deep Learning Super Sampling, or DLSS, is Nvidia's proprietary technology that uses machine learning and dedicated hardware on the company's RTX cards to internally render games at a lower resolution, then upscale and output it to the desired resolution. The first version of this tech didn't look great, but version 2.0 brought massive improvements. Now, not only does the final result look virtually the same as native rendering in most circumstances, but you also get higher performance--meaning you can either enjoy those higher framerates at higher resolutions, or switch on a resource-intensive setting like raytracing without suffering for it.

Cloud GPU Instances: What Are the Options? - DATAVERSITY


Click here to learn more about Gilad David Maayan. If you're running demanding machine learning and deep learning models on your laptop or on GPU-equipped machines owned by your organization, there is a new and compelling alternative. All major cloud providers offer cloud GPUs – compute instances with powerful hardware acceleration, which you can rent per hour, letting you run deep learning workloads on the cloud. Let's review the concept of cloud GPUs and the offerings by the big three cloud providers – Amazon, Azure, and Google Cloud. A cloud graphics processing unit (GPU) provides hardware acceleration for an application, without requiring that a GPU is deployed on the user's local device.

Beyond CUDA: GPU Accelerated Python for Machine Learning on Cross-Vendor Graphics Cards Made Simple


Machine learning algorithms -- together with many other advanced data processing paradigms -- fit incredibly well to the parallel-architecture that GPU computing offers. This has driven massive growth in the advancement and adoption of graphics cards for accelerated computing in recent years. This has also driven exciting research around techniques that optimize towards concurrency, such as model parallelism and data parallelism. In this article you'll learn how to write your own GPU accelerated algorithms in Python, which you will be able to run on virtually any GPU hardware -- including non-NVIDIA GPUs. We'll introduce core concepts and show how you can get started with the Kompute Python framework with only a handful of lines of code. First we will be building a simple GPU Accelerated Python script that will multiply two arrays in parallel which this will introduce the fundamentals of GPU processing.