This will be a very short post. But yesterday I spent some time trying to manually set up gpu on AWS.My reflections:
- Use someone else’s AMI see http://erikbern.com/2015/11/12/installing-tensorflow-on-aws/ for example.
- I had a lot of trouble updating cudnn from nvidia to work with the newest keras. I expect this to improve in the next version.
- Use spot instances they are much cheaper!
- There seems to be some cumbersome setup cost with modern deep learning frameworks. So using a GPU is a long way from being super easy.