azure Getting started with azure


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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