MXNet Release 18.04

The NVIDIA container image of MXNet, release 18.04, is available.

Contents of MXNet

This container image contains the complete source of the version of MXNet in /opt/mxnet. It is pre-built and installed to the Python path.

The container also includes the following:

Driver Requirements

Release 18.04 is based on CUDA 9, which requires NVIDIA Driver release 384.xx.

Key Features and Enhancements

This MXNet release includes the following key features and enhancements.
  • MXNet container image version 18.04 is based on MXNet 1.1.0.
  • For this month, no upstream merges as we develop a performant approach to MXNet’s recent operator refactoring to a stateless imperative style.
  • ResNet-50 performance improvement based on the automatic fusion of add_relu and copy_split backward pass.
  • Latest version of NCCL 2.1.15
  • Ubuntu 16.04 with March 2018 updates

Announcements

Starting with the next major version of CUDA release, we will no longer provide Python 2 containers and will only maintain Python 3 containers.

Known Issues

There are no known issues in this release.