Azure Introduction

From WikiOD

Remarks[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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):


  • 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 :


1.*12*27*tensorflow*azure 2.