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  • 1.  Getting started with TensorFlow

    Posted 10-18-2021 08:40


    TensorFlow is an open source library to help you develop and train machine learning models. 

     RocketCE includes several packages from the TensorFlow ecosystem and these packages are available in channel rocketce of  

    First release of RocketCE is based on OpenCE Release v1.3.1. In this version of RocketCE, there is TensorFlow 2.5.1. 

    These packages are supported for both Power 9 and Power 10 Systems of IBM with linux-ppc64le. 

    CPU Support

    RocketCE includes a version of TensorFlow built without GPU support. This inclusion allows for training and inferencing to be done on Power 9 and Power 10 systems that do not have GPUs, or on systems where you want to train and inference without using the GPUs. 


    GPU Support 

    This version of Tensorflow will not support GPU variant. Support of GPU variant will be provided in coming releases. For more information, refer main page of RocketCE.


    Installation instructions 

    CPU Only Variant 

    To install Tensorflow built for CPU support run the following command:
    • conda install -c rocketce tensorflow-cpu

     Once the installation is success, validate the installation by running the following command which lists the package tensorflow which is pulled from channel rocketce 

    • Conda list tensorflow-cpu 


    TensorFlow conda packages 

    Following packages are available in rocketce channel and gets installed with tensorflow-cpu package 

    1. tensorflow-base 
    2. _tensorflow_select 
    3. tensorboard 
    4. tensorboard-plugin-wit 
    5. tensorflow-estimator 


    More information 

    The Tensorflow has various information, including tutorials, how to documents, and a getting started guide. 

    Additional tutorials and examples are available from the community, for example: 

    Rajesh Nukala
    Rocket Internal - All Brands

  • 2.  RE: Getting started with TensorFlow

    Posted 12-01-2021 07:43
      Is there any performance difference / improvement in this tensorflow package when compared to the tensorflow installed from default channel?

    Yeshwanth Kumar
    Software Engineer
    Rocket Forum Shared Account

  • 3.  RE: Getting started with TensorFlow

    Posted 12-06-2021 06:32
    This version of tensorflow package will support specially for ppc64le architecture in Power 9 and 10 machines. This will make use of the Power architecture with which it will have the performance improvement.

    Rajesh Nukala
    Rocket Internal - All Brands