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Pro Tip #14 Benchmark for Deep Learning using NVIDIA GPU Cloud and Tensorflow (Part 3): Software Setup

Posted by PNY Pro on Tue, Jul 23, 2019 @ 01:46 PM

This is going to be a long blog post, but by the end, you will have an Ubuntu environment connected to the NVIDIA GPU Cloud platform, pulling a TensorFlow container and ready to start benchmarking GPU performance. 

Let's split this into four phases:

1) Install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and NVIDIA Graphics Driver
2) Install Docker CE and NVIDIA Docker v 2.0
3) Setup NVIDIA GPU Cloud and pull down GPU optimized docker containers
4) Run the TensorFlow benchmark

It's time to get started!

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Topics: PNY, NVIDIA, PNYPRO, CUDA, NVIDIA GPU Cloud, Pro Tip, Tensor Cores, Quadro RTX, nvidia quadro rtx, NVIDIATuring, GeForce RTX, NGC, data science, NVIDIA CUDA, Linux, Tensorflow, benchmark

Pro Tip #13: Benchmark for Deep Learning using NVIDIA GPU Cloud and Tensorflow (Part 2): Hardware Considerations

Posted by PNY Pro on Fri, Jun 21, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

In this blog post, I will go over the hardware considerations I used when putting together a system for benchmarking GPU performance for Deep Learning using Ubuntu 18.04, NVIDIA GPU Cloud (NGC) and TensorFlow. Keep in mind that everyone will have different budgets and requirements for their own systems, which can and will result in a wide range of configurations. My particular list should serve only as a reference; your system will likely be different based on your own requirements.

Before we dive into the details, let’s go over what we are seeking to accomplish.  Our goal is to build a system to test the compute performance between different GPUs; therefore the GPU should be the only variable that changes between the different test runs.  To ensure the consistency of our tests, we will remove any potential bottlenecks that will negatively impact GPU performance. 

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Topics: PNY, NVIDIA, NVIDIA Quadro, PNYPRO, NVIDIA GPU Cloud, Pro Tip, Turing, Quadro RTX, Artificial Intelligence, GeForce RTX, NGC, GPU-accelerated machine learning, NVIDIA CUDA, CUDA-X, Linux, Tensorflow, benchmark

DE Article: SuperWorkstations! (Where does it makes sense to invest your IT budget)

Posted by PNY Pro on Mon, Jun 17, 2019 @ 01:30 PM

As Brian Albright points out in his article for Digital Engineering on Superworkstations, the introduction of new multi-core CPUs, ultra-fast GPUs and terabytes of memory has made it possible for designers to now handle real-time simulation, rendering, virtual reality applications and complex data science on a desktop engineering workstation. The only draw back is the budget. In his article Albright interviews PNY, NVIDIA and other workstation experts to determine where it makes sense to invest your IT budget based on your workflow.

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Topics: PNY, Virtual Reality, Rendering, VR, Digital Engineering, NVIDIA GPU, PNY PRO, Quadro RTX, nvidia quadro rtx, data science, NVIDIA CUDA, SuperWorkstations

PNY Pro Tip #12: Benchmark for Deep Learning using NVIDIA GPU Cloud and Tensorflow (Part 1)

Posted by PNY Pro on Fri, May 03, 2019 @ 10:31 AM

As a PC enthusiast, I love pitting hardware solutions against each other to determine their relative performance when completing a particular task.  This process is also known as “Benchmarking.”  Benchmarking results are usually considered the best tool to evaluate the merits of competing systems when making a purchase decision.

In this 3-part blog series, we’ll discuss how to build a system, with an emphasis on benchmarking GPU performance for Deep Learning using Ubuntu 18.04, NVIDIA GPU Cloud (NGC) and TensorFlow.

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Topics: Deep Learning, NVIDIA GPU, NVIDIA GPUs, NVIDIA Quadro GPUs, CUDA, NVIDIA RTX Technology, Pro Tip, Tensor Cores, Quadro RTX, NVIDIA Turing Architecture, nvidia quadro rtx, Artificial Intelligence, NVIDIATuring, GeForce RTX, Data Science Workstation, NGC, data science, RAPIDS, GPU-accelerated machine learning, NVIDIA CUDA, analytics, CUDA-X, Linux, Tensorflow, benchmark

NVIDIA Powered Data Science Workstation

Posted by PNY Pro on Wed, Apr 24, 2019 @ 01:35 PM

According to Data Science Central, a leading online resource for data practitioners, forecasts predict the big data market will approach $203 billion by 2020. Data science is powering the engine of modern enterprise – every industry from retail to financial services to healthcare is deriving insight from data to improve competitiveness and operational efficiency. Retailers are improving forecasting to reduce the cost of excess inventory. Financial services institutions are detecting fraudulent transactions. Healthcare providers are predicting the risk of disease more quickly. Even modest improvements in the accuracy of predictive machine learning models can translate into billions on the bottom line. The NVIDIA accelerated Data Science Workstation (DWS) solution with RAPIDS enables enterprises and data scientists to tap into GPU-accelerated machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) with faster model iteration, better prediction accuracy, and lowest data science total cost of ownership (TCO).

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Topics: PNY, NVIDIA Quadro, Deep Learning, AI, PNYPRO, NVIDIA RTX Technology, Quadro RTX, nvidia quadro rtx, Data Science Workstation, NGC, hpc, graph analytics, data preparation, data science, RAPIDS, GPU-accelerated machine learning, NVIDIA CUDA, analytics, model training, CUDA-X

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