MXNet Release 18.06

The NVIDIA container image of MXNet, release 18.06, 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 18.06 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 18.06 is based on 1.2.0. Specifically, container image 18.06 has merged all commits on upstream MXNet master, up to the creation point of the v1.2.0 branch, and all commits on that branch up to the 1.2.0 tag.
  • Container includes TensorRT 4.0.1
  • TensorRT integration examples for in-framework inference can be found in /workspace/examples/tensorrt-integration. This includes a LeNet-5 unit test and a ResNet-50 example.
  • Support added for DALI iterators.
  • Ubuntu 16.04 with May 2018 updates

Announcements

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

Known Issues

Some of the unit tests available in /opt/mxnet/tests/python/{gpu,unittest}/*.py require the SciPy Python library. For those that want to run the unit tests, first install the 1.0 version of SciPy by typing pip install scipy==1.0.
Note: The latest SciPy release, version 1.1, is not compatible with the unit tests.