Installing TensorFlow

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New (by Wei and Minh)

Important note: install the version of software/packages strictly according to the instructions provided by Tensorflow. A different version of software, for example CUDA toolkit 9.2 instead of 9.0, might lead to failure in tensorflow.

NVIDIA configuration

(In progress) Before installing tensorflow with GPU, configure the NVIDIA® software by following instruction:

  • 1. Installed CUDA Toolkit 9.0 Base Installer with the Runfile option. The toolkit is in

for the toolkit. Did NOT install NVDIA accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86_64 384.81 (We believe we have a different graphic driver. we have a much Newer version(396.26)). Installed the CUDA 9.0 samples in

  • 2. Installed Patch 1, 2 and 3. The command to install was
sudo sh # ( for patch 1 and for patch 3)
  • 3. This was supposed to be what to do next:

Set up the environment variables: The PATH variable needs to include /usr/local/cuda-9.0/bin To add this path to the PATH variable:

$ export PATH=/usr/local/cuda-9.0/bin${PATH:+:${PATH}}

In addition, when using the runfile installation method, the LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable needs to contain /usr/local/cuda-9.0/lib64 on a 64-bit system To change the environment variables for 64-bit operating systems:

$ export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/cuda-9.0/lib64\${LD_LIBRARY_PATH:+:${LD_LIBRARY_PATH}}

Note that the above paths change when using a custom install path with the runfile installation method.

  • Problem encountered:

1. In usr/local/ we found files 'CUDA-9.2' and 'CUDA-8.0'. These were probably installed in the past.
2. When execute the following command in a terminal, it returns 'PATH: command not found'.

$ export PATH=/usr/local/cuda-9.0/bin${PATH:+:${PATH}}

Tensorflow Installation