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Upgrade to the newest versions of NVIDIA CUDA-X libraries

Learn what’s new in the latest releases of cuDNN, CUDA, TensorRT, DALI, and Nsight Compute.

cuDNN 7.5

The NVIDIA CUDA Deep Neural Network library (cuDNN) is a GPU-accelerated library of primitives for deep neural networks. This version of cuDNN includes:

  • Multi-head attention for accelerating popular models such as Transformer
  • Improved depth-wise separable convolution for training models such as Xception and Mobilenet


CUDA 10.1 Update 1

CUDA is the parallel computing platform and programming model for general-purpose computing on NVIDIA GPUs. This version of CUDA includes:

  • Improved SpMM/SpMV kernel performance in cuSPARSE for sparse applications in high-performance computing (HPC) and machine learning
  • Graph API support in cuFFT to allow use of FFT kernels in CUDA Graphs
  • Extended data type support and improved heuristics in cuBLAS for all HPC and machine learning applications
  • APIs for stream parsing, memory control, decoding, and multi-channel bitstreams in nvJPEG


TensorRT 5.1 GA

NVIDIA TensorRT is a platform for high-performance deep learning inference. This version of TensorRT includes:

  • Optimization of new models such as DenseNet and TinyYOLO with support for over 20 new layers, activations, and operations in TensorFlow and ONNX
  • The ability to speed up deployment by updating model weights in an existing engine without rebuilding them
  • Application deployment in INT8 precision on NVIDIA Xavier™-based NVIDIA AGX™ platforms using the NVIDIA DLA accelerator


DALI 0.9

The NVIDIA Data Loading Library (DALI) is a portable, open-source GPU-accelerated library for decoding and augmenting images and videos to accelerate deep learning applications. This version of DALI includes:

  • Video pre-processing workflow support with new optical flow operator
  • ROI-based JPEG decoding for high-resolution images


Nsight Compute 2019.3

NVIDIA Nsight Compute is an interactive kernel profiler for CUDA applications. This version of Nsight compute includes:

  • Support for CUDA 10.1 Update 1 and the latest NVIDIA Turing GPUs
  • Expanded PC sampling and NVTX control
  • Workflow and UI improvements along with extended command line switches


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