Running TAO Toolkit in the Cloud
Training Deep Learning models can be a very resource intensive process. To get an accurate model, you need several hours of training time and data on the order gigabytes. Apart from the training, you will also need to run several experiments to get the best hyper-parameter configuration. These reasons make running the NVIDIA TAO Toolkit on the Cloud an appealing option.
TAO Toolkit 3.0-21.08 is designed to run interactively on a virtual machine. The following sections describe how to run TAO Toolkit on Amazon Web Services (AWS) or on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
Running TAO Toolkit over the cloud requires users to lease and instantiate Virtual Machines. This can be expensive if left unattended. Don’t forget to close/shut down your instances when you are done with the training.