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DLI NLP Course - Base Environment with NeMo

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Base environment used in the NVIDIA NeMo projects of the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute (DLI) course, "Building Transformer-Based Natural Language Processing Applications". This container also includes a "Next Steps" project.
Latest Tag
October 5, 2023
Compressed Size
6.67 GB
Multinode Support
Multi-Arch Support
v3-nemo1.0.1 (Latest) Security Scan Results

Linux / amd64

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DLI "Building Transformer-Based Natural Language Processing Applications" Base Environment Container (NVIDIA NeMo)

This container is used in the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute workshop Building Transformer-Based Natural Language Processing Applications NVIDIA NeMo content, and with it, you can build your own software using the same libraries and tools used in the workshop. If you have not done so yet, we highly recommend you take the course, and check out other self-paced online courses and instructor-led workshops available from the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute.

Please Note: This container does not include the training materials or data from the workshop, just the base environment.


The following are required to run this container. For convenience, we also provide, for each, what the DLI used in our workshop.

  • NVIDIA Tesla™ GPU architecture or better (we used 1 NVIDIA V100 GPU)
  • CUDA 10.2 or later with compatible NVIDIA driver (we used CUDA version 10.2 and driver version 440.33)
  • Ubuntu 18.04/20.04 or CentOS 7 (we used Ubuntu 18.04)
  • Docker CE v18+ (we used Docker version 18.03.1-ce)
  • nvidia-docker v2+ (we used nvidia-docker2)

How to Use the Container

If you've never used Docker, we recommend their Orientation and Setup.

Copy and paste the following to download and run the container:

docker run --runtime=nvidia -d -v $PWD:/dli/task --shm-size=16g -p 8888:8888 -p 6006:6006 --ulimit memlock=-1 --ulimit stack=67108864

After running the above, you will be able to access the Jupyter Lab environment running inside the container by visiting :8888 in your browser. There you will find a notebook, Next_Steps.ipynb containing instructions for a more advanced and open ended project, intended for students who have completed the workshop.

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Software Installed on Top of Base Image

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