Introducing the Deep Learning Virtual Machine on Azure

By David Smith

(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

A new member has just joined the family of Data Science Virtual Machines on Azure: The Deep Learning Virtual Machine. Like other DSVMs in the family, the Deep Learning VM is a pre-configured environment with all the tools you need for data science and AI development pre-installed. The Deep Learning VM is designed specifically for GPU-enabled instances, and comes with a complete suite of deep learning frameworks including Tensorflow, PyTorch, MXNet, Caffe2 and CNTK. It also comes witth example scripts and data sets to get you started on deep learning and AI problems, including:

The DLVM along with all the DSVMs also provides a complete suite of data science tools including R, Python, Spark, and much more:

There have also been some updates and additions to the tools provided in the entire DSVM family, including:

All Data Science Virtual Machines, including the Deep Learning Virtual Machine, are available as Windows and Ubuntu Linux instances, and are free of any software charges: pay only for the infrastructure charge according to the power and size of the instance you choose. An Azure account is required, but you can get started with $200 in free Azure credits here.

Microsoft Azure: Data Science Virtual Machines

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