Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit Release 17.06
The NVIDIA container image of Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, release 17.06, is available.
Contents of the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit
This container image contains the source files that are used to build the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit in the
/opt/cntk directory. The Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit binaries are pre-built and installed into the
A Python 3.4 Conda environment (including the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit module) is installed in the
/opt/conda/envs/cntk-py34 directory. This is included in
PATH, so by default the
python command executes a Python 3.4 interpreter. To use the base Ubuntu Python 2.7 binary, you can either adjust
PATH or explicitly call
This image of the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit 2.0, is built with the following options enabled:
- 1-bit SGD
- Async SGD
- Python 3 API
The container also includes the following:
- Ubuntu 16.04
- NVIDIA CUDA® 8.0.61
- NVIDIA CUDA® Deep Neural Network library™ (cuDNN) 6.0.21
- NCCL 1.6.1 (optimized for NVLink™ )
Key Features and Enhancements
- Improved distributed Python validation performance by avoiding unnecessary NCCL initializations.
- Ubuntu 16.04 with May 2017 updates
There are no known issues in this release.