Date: Oct. 13, 2017

Assumed is that the server your working on has the following things installed:

  1. Cuda Toolkit 8.0
  2. NVIDIA Drivers
  3. cuDNN
  4. GPU card
  5. ibcupti-dev library
  6. Tensorflow libraries, dev, doc and samples

Please contact the SCS Tech staff for information about how to access the GPU servers


Make sure you add the following to your local user .bashrc file:

export CUDA_HOME=/usr/local/cuda
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/usr/local/cuda/lib64:/usr/local/cuda/extras/CUPTI/lib64
export INCLUDE=/usr/local/cuda/include

Test GPU Card

The SCS GPU servers have the following specs:

Device 0: “GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST”
CUDA Driver Version / Runtime Version 8.0 / 8.0
CUDA Capability Major/Minor version number: 3.0
Total amount of global memory: 1998 MBytes (2094923776 bytes)
( 4) Multiprocessors, (192) CUDA Cores/MP: 768 CUDA Cores
GPU Max Clock rate: 1032 MHz (1.03 GHz)
Memory Clock rate: 3004 Mhz
Memory Bus Width: 192-bit
L2 Cache Size: 393216 bytes
Maximum Texture Dimension Size (x,y,z) 1D=(65536), 2D=(65536, 65536), 3D=(4096, 4096, 4096)
Maximum Layered 1D Texture Size, (num) layers 1D=(16384), 2048 layers
Maximum Layered 2D Texture Size, (num) layers 2D=(16384, 16384), 2048 layers
Total amount of constant memory: 65536 bytes
Total amount of shared memory per block: 49152 bytes
Total number of registers available per block: 65536
Warp size: 32
Maximum number of threads per multiprocessor: 2048
Maximum number of threads per block: 1024
Max dimension size of a thread block (x,y,z): (1024, 1024, 64)
Max dimension size of a grid size (x,y,z): (2147483647, 65535, 65535)
Maximum memory pitch: 2147483647 bytes
Texture alignment: 512 bytes
Concurrent copy and kernel execution: Yes with 1 copy engine(s)
Run time limit on kernels: No
Integrated GPU sharing Host Memory: No
Support host page-locked memory mapping: Yes
Alignment requirement for Surfaces: Yes
Device has ECC support: Disabled
Device supports Unified Addressing (UVA): Yes
Device PCI Domain ID / Bus ID / location ID: 0 / 1 / 0

You can verify the device is working by running this sample code which is pre-compiled for you (which is the output you see above):


Test Tensorflow

Test that the software is installed by running a python3 script.


then run this script line by line:

# Python
import tensorflow as tf
hello = tf.constant('Hello, TensorFlow!')
sess = tf.Session()

The output should be:

Hello, TensorFlow!