Requirements and Installation

This page describes the requirements and installation steps for the TAO Toolkit CV Inference Pipeline.

Hardware Requirements

The TAO Toolkit CV Inference Pipeline has the following hardware requirements:

Minimum

  • 12 GB of HDD/SSD space

  • 720p Webcam

Software Requirements

The TAO Toolkit CV Inference Pipeline has the following software requirements:

Note

Jetpack 4.5 comes preinstalled with docker and NVIDIA Docker runtime, but will still need the Docker Post-Installation Steps for Linux.

Installation Prerequisites

Perform the following prerequisite steps before installing the TAO Toolkit CV Inference Pipeline:

  1. Install Docker.

  2. Install NVIDIA GPU driver.

  3. Install nvidia docker

  4. Get an NGC account and API key. For step-by-step instructions, see the NGC Getting Started Guide.

  5. Download the NVIDIA GPU Cloud CLI Tool.

  6. Execute docker login nvcr.io from the command line and enter these login credentials:

    1. Username: “$oauthtoken”

    2. Password: “YOUR_NGC_API_KEY”

  7. For Jetson devices, manually increase the Jetson Power mode and maximize performance further by using the Jetson Clocks mode. The following commands perform this:

    sudo nvpmodel -m 0
    sudo /usr/bin/jetson_clocks
    

Installation

The TAO Toolkit CV Inference Pipeline containers and TAO models are available to download from the NGC. You must have an NGC account and an API key associated with your account. See the Installation Prerequisites section for details on creating an NGC account and obtaining an API key.

Configure the NGC API key

Using the NGC API Key obtained in Installation Prerequisites, configure the enclosed ngc cli by executing this command and following the prompts:

ngc config set

Download the TAO Toolkit CV Inference Pipeline Quick Start

Now, we can download the TAO Toolkit CV Inference Pipeline Quick Start using the following command:

ngc registry resource download-version "nvidia/tao/tao_cv_inference_pipeline_quick_start:v0.3-ga"

This will download the Quick Start Scripts, documentation for API Usage, EULA, and Third Party Licenses.

To get started, proceed to the TAO Toolkit CV Inference Pipeline Quick Start Scripts.