I wanted to check out the Practical Deep Learning for Coders course by FastAI. However, I noticed that the course provided configuration instructions mainly for cloud GPU instance providers like Paperspace. I have a notebook and a desktop computer with powerful NVIDIA GPUs and wanted to try the course on my local machines. The course material is also provided in the form of Jupyter notebooks, while I intended to turn those into Python programs to run locally.
Here are the steps I followed to get my local computer setup for the FastAI course:
- The local computer was running Ubuntu 16.04 and NVIDIA drivers were already installed on it and working.
- CUDA 9.0 was installed using the online instructions from NVIDIA.
- The latest release of CuDNN was installed as described here.
- Conda was installed and configured as described here. You should be able to run
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