NVCaffe Release 18.01

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The NVIDIA container image of Caffe, release 18.01, is available.

Contents of NVCaffe

This container image contains the complete source of the version of NVCaffe in /opt/caffe. It is pre-built and installed into the /usr/local/[bin,share,lib] directories in the container image. The container also includes the following:

Driver Requirements

Release 18.01 is based on CUDA 9, which requires NVIDIA Driver release 384.xx.

Key Features and Enhancements

This NVCaffe release includes the following key features and enhancements.

  • NVCaffe0.16.5 container image version 18.01 is based on Caffe Deep Learning Framework by the BVLC.
  • Added Layer-wise Adaptive Rate Control (LARC) parameters
  • Added adaptive weight decay parameters
  • Added adaptive momentum parameters
  • Added adaptive global gradient scaling parameters
  • Added advanced augmentation algorithms
  • Implemented less memory consumption
  • Latest version of cuBLAS
  • Latest version of cuDNN
  • Latest version of NCCL
  • Ubuntu 16.04 with December 2017 updates

Known Issues

cuBLAS 9.0.282 regresses RNN seq2seq FP16 performance for a small subset of input sizes. As a workaround, revert back to the 11.12 container.

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