NVCaffe Release 18.02

NVCaffe Release 18.02 (PDF)

The NVIDIA container image of Caffe, release 18.02, 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 18.02 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 18.02 is based on Caffe Deep Learning Framework by the BVLC.
  • Added the ImageDataParameter settings which belong to the ImageDataLayer's LayerParameter settings. More specifically:
    • Added the threads parameter which is the number of Data Transformer threads per GPU executed by the ImageDataLayer.
    • Added the cache parameter which ensures that the data is read once and put into the host memory.
  • Latest version of cuBLAS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 with January 2018 updates

Known Issues

cuBLAS 9.0.282 regresses RNN seq2seq FP16 performance for a small subset of input sizes. This issue should be fixed in the next update. As a workaround, install cuBLAS 9.0.234 Patch 1 by issuing the dpkg -i /opt/cuda-cublas-9-0_9.0.234-1_amd64.deb command.

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