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Boostrap Scripts to Install and Test Setup for Deep Learning Applications

Boostrap Scripts to Install and Test Setup for Deep Learning Applications

This gist is simply a set of scripts to install and test everything you need to get started with Deep Learning. This includes:

  • TensorFlow
  • Theano
  • Keras
  • CUDA Toolkit
  • Misc. linux Tools like tmux.

How to use

  • Assuming you already have a newly created EC2 GPU instance, and are able to SSH into it.

  • Copy, and on the machine.

  • Run chmod +x *.sh to make the .sh files executable

  • Run sudo ./ and go have a cup of tea while it installs everything for you

    • If a pink screen pops up mentioning "A new version of /boot/grub/menu.lst is available", choose "Keep local version" and select OK.
  • When the message to restart system comes up, just restart with sudo shutdown -r 0

  • After restart, run ./

    • If everything has gone correct, then you will see output matching the expected output (in green). You are all set to get started!
    • In case of errors, please ping me at @navinpai on twitter or email at navin[at]fiftheye[dot]in



Thanks and Have Fun!

Navin "M@dMAx" Pai (@navinpai)

apt-get update
apt-get -y dist-upgrade
apt-get install -y gcc g++ gfortran build-essential git wget tmux linux-image-extra-`uname -r` linux-generic linux-image-generic libopenblas-dev python-dev python-pip python-nose python-numpy python-scipy
# Bleeding edge Theano
pip install --upgrade --no-deps git+git://
# Install Tensorflow
sudo pip install six --upgrade --target="/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages"
pip install --upgrade
# Keras v.1.0.7
pip install --upgrade --no-deps keras==1.0.7
# Scikit-Learn
pip install -U scikit-learn
curl -fsSL -O
dpkg -i cuda-repo-ubuntu1404_7.0-28_amd64.deb
apt-get update
apt-get install -y cuda
echo -e "\nexport PATH=/usr/local/cuda/bin:$PATH\n\nexport LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/cuda/lib64\n\nexport CUDA_HOME=/usr/local/cuda\n\nexport PS1='\[\033[0;32m\]\u@\[\033[0;33m\]D33P_L34RN:\[\033[36m\]\W\[\033[0m\] \$ '" >> .bashrc
curl -fsSL -O
tar xvzf cudnn-7.0-linux-x64-v4.0-prod.tgz
cp cuda/include/cudnn.h /usr/local/cuda/include
cp cuda/lib64/libcudnn* /usr/local/cuda/lib64
chmod a+r /usr/local/cuda/include/cudnn.h /usr/local/cuda/lib64/libcudnn*
# Make Theano use GPU by default
echo -e "\n[global]\nfloatX=float32\ndevice=gpu\n[mode]=FAST_RUN\n\n[nvcc]\nfastmath=True\n\n[cuda]\nroot=/usr/local/cuda" >> ~/.theanorc
# Reboot system and run
echo -e '\E[33;92m'"Reboot System (sudo shutdown -r 0) and run ./"; tput sgr0
# Test CUDA install
echo -e '\E[33;92m'"TEST CUDA INSTALL"; tput sgr0 ~
cd NVIDIA_CUDA-7.5_Samples/1_Utilities/deviceQuery
echo -e '\E[33;92m'"SHOULD PRINT Result = PASS ABOVE THIS LINE"; tput sgr0
# Test Theano GPU usage
echo -e '\E[33;92m'""; tput sgr0
cd ~
echo -e '\E[33;92m'"SHOULD PRINT Used the gpu ABOVE THIS LINE"; tput sgr0
# Test Theano CDNN usage
echo -e '\E[33;92m'"TEST Theano CDNN USAGE"; tput sgr0
python -c 'from theano.sandbox.cuda.dnn import version; print(version())'
echo -e '\E[33;92m'"SHOULD PRINT (4007, 4007) ABOVE THIS LINE"; tput sgr0
# Run MNIST on TensorFlow
echo -e '\E[33;92m'"TEST TENSORFLOW (Might take a while...)"; tput sgr0
python -m tensorflow.models.image.mnist.convolutional
echo -e '\E[33;92m'"Should Print Validation and Test Error numbers ABOVE THIS LINE"; tput sgr0
echo -e '\E[1;33;92m'"If No errors Seen, then you are done! Have fun! :) - M@dMAx"; tput sgr0
from theano import function, config, shared, sandbox
import theano.tensor as T
import numpy
import time
vlen = 10 * 30 * 768 # 10 x #cores x # threads per core
iters = 1000
rng = numpy.random.RandomState(22)
x = shared(numpy.asarray(rng.rand(vlen), config.floatX))
f = function([], T.exp(x))
t0 = time.time()
for i in range(iters):
r = f()
t1 = time.time()
print("Looping %d times took %f seconds" % (iters, t1 - t0))
print("Result is %s" % (r,))
if numpy.any([isinstance(x.op, T.Elemwise) for x in f.maker.fgraph.toposort()]):
print('Used the cpu')
print('Used the gpu')

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navinpai commented Sep 21, 2016

If you get the following error on running python -m tensorflow.models.image.mnist.convolutional:

Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 151, in _run_module_as_main mod_name, loader, code, fname = _get_module_details(mod_name) File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 101, in _get_module_details loader = get_loader(mod_name) File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 464, in get_loader return find_loader(fullname) File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 474, in find_loader for importer in iter_importers(fullname): File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 430, in iter_importers __import__(pkg) File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/tensorflow/", line 23, in <module> from tensorflow.python import * File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/tensorflow/python/", line 98, in <module> from tensorflow.python.platform import test File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/tensorflow/python/platform/", line 63, in <module> from tensorflow.python.framework import test_util File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/tensorflow/python/framework/", line 43, in <module> from tensorflow.python.platform import googletest File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/tensorflow/python/platform/", line 32, in <module> from tensorflow.python.platform import benchmark # pylint: disable=unused-import File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/tensorflow/python/platform/", line 112, in <module> class Benchmark(six.with_metaclass(_BenchmarkRegistrar, object)): File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/", line 617, in with_metaclass return meta("NewBase", bases, {}) File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/tensorflow/python/platform/", line 107, in __new__ if not newclass.is_abstract(): AttributeError: type object 'NewBase' has no attribute 'is_abstract'


sudo pip install six --upgrade --target="/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages"
and then try again

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