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Torch Release 18.08

The NVIDIA container image of Torch, release 18.08, is available.

Contents of Torch

This container image contains the complete source of the version of NVIDIA Torch in /opt/torch. It is pre-built and installed into the /usr/local/[bin,share,lib] directories in the container image.

The NVIDIA® Collective Communications Library ™ (NCCL) (NCCL) library and Torch bindings for NCCL are installed in this container, and models using DataParallelTable can easily leverage this library for fast parallel training. The container also includes the following:

Driver Requirements

Release 18.08 is based on CUDA 9, which requires NVIDIA Driver release 384.xx.

Key Features and Enhancements

This Torch release includes the following key features and enhancements.

  • Torch container image version 18.08 is based on Torch7.
  • Latest version of cuDNN 7.2.1.
  • Ubuntu 16.04 with July 2018 updates


We are continuing to incorporate monthly Torch upstream changes as well as upgrade NVIDIA libraries, such as cuDNN, cuBLAS, NCCL, and the Ubuntu OS. However, we will be discontinuing container updates once the next major CUDA version is released.

Known Issues

There are no known issues in this release.

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