Kaldi Release 23.03
The NVIDIA container image for Kaldi, release 23.03 is available on NGC.
Contents of the Kaldi container
This container image contains the complete source of the version of Kaldi in the
The container also includes the following:
- Ubuntu 20.04 including Python 3.8
- NVIDIA CUDA® 12.1.0
- NVIDIA cuBLAS from CUDA 12.1.0
- NVIDIA cuDNN 18.104.22.168
- NVIDIA NCCL 2.16.5
- rdma-core 36.0
- GDRCopy 2.3
- NVIDIA HPC-X 2.13 with UCX 1.14.0
- NVIDIA TensorRT™ 8.5.3 for x64 Linux
- NVIDIA DALI® 1.23.0
Release 23.03 is based on CUDA 12.1.0, which requires NVIDIA Driver release 530 or later. However, if you are running on a data center GPU (for example, T4 or any other data center GPU), you can use NVIDIA driver release 450.51 (or later R450), 470.57 (or later R470), 510.47 (or later R510), 515.65 (or later R515), 525.85 (or later R525), or 530.30 (or later R530). The CUDA driver's compatibility package only supports particular drivers. Thus, users should upgrade from all R418, R440, R460, and R520 drivers, which are not forward-compatible with CUDA 12.1. For a complete list of supported drivers, see the CUDA Application Compatibility topic. For more information, see CUDA Compatibility and Upgrades.
Release 23.03 supports CUDA compute capability 6.0 and later. This corresponds to GPUs in the NVIDIA Pascal, NVIDIA Volta™, NVIDIA Turing™, NVIDIA Ampere architecture, and NVIDIA Hopper™ architecture families. Specifically, for a list of GPUs that this compute capability corresponds to, see CUDA GPUs. For additional support details, see Deep Learning Frameworks Support Matrix.
Key Features and Enhancements
This Kaldi release includes the following key features and enhancements.
- Kaldi container image version 23.03 is based on Kaldi 5.5 up to Kaldi 26b9f648.
- Ubuntu 20.04 with February 2023 updates.
The Kaldi container comes with the following scripts:
/workspace/nvidia-examples/librispeech/prepare_data.sh, which downloads a trained model and data.
/workspace/nvidia-examples/librispeech/run_benchmark.sh, which runs inference on the trained model and data.
ONLINE=1environment variable makes the benchmark script run in online mode.
NVIDIA Kaldi Container Versions
The following table shows what versions of Ubuntu, CUDA, Kaldi, and TensorRT are supported in each of the NVIDIA containers for Kaldi. For older container versions, refer to the Frameworks Support Matrix.