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Azure is the brand name under which Microsoft is offering its cloud computing services. Some of the main services offered within the Microsoft Azure platform are:

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): Linux and Windows Azure Virtual Machines
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS): App Service provides a complete platform for app (Web and mobile) development,
  • Cloud Storage: SQL and noSQL storage services
  • Software as a Service (SaaS): scheduler, backup, analytics, Machine Learning, security and authentication

Here's an infographic to view the main Azure offerings at-a-glance: And here you can browse through and filter all Azure products by category.

Azure N-series(GPU) : install CUDA, cudnn, Tensorflow on UBUNTU 16.04 LTS

After spending more than 5 hours, i found this easy solution:

-To verify that the system has a CUDA-capable GPU, run the following command:

lspci | grep -i NVIDIA

You will see output similar to the following example (showing an NVIDIA Tesla K80/M60 card):

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-Disabling the nouveau driver:

sudo -i
rmmod nouveau

-After a reboot: sudo reboot , verify the driver is installed properly by issuing:

lsmod | grep -i nvidia

-Next, download the CUDA package from Nvidia, ...


-... make it known to apt-get and install the CUDA Toolkit:

sudo dpkg -i cuda-repo-ubuntu1604-8-0-local_8.0.44-1_amd64-deb
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y cuda

-Now we can check the status of the GPU(s) by running:


Next, we download cuDNN...


-... unzip, copy the lib64 and include folders:

tar -zxf cudnn-8.0-linux-x64-v5.1.tgz
sudo cp cuda/lib64/* /usr/local/cuda/lib64/
sudo cp cuda/include/* /usr/local/cuda/include/
sudo rm -R cuda

-Time to do some clean up and remove the downloaded archives:

rm cuda-repo-ubuntu1604-8-0-local_8.0.44-1_amd64-deb
rm cudnn-8.0-linux-x64-v5.1.tgz

To install Tensorflow with CPU/GPU , go here :


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