The VMware team had a very productive summer when it comes to publishing studies of running Machine Learning workloads using GPUs on vSphere. Here is a roundup of blog articles published in the last few months.
vSphere as a Data Science Platform
- Performance of Machine Learning workloads using GPUs is by no means compromised when running on vSphere. In fact, you can often achieve better aggregate performance, i.e. throughput of many jobs, by running on vSphere vs. bare metal
- A key benefit of running GPU-based Machine Learning workloads on vSphere is the ability to allocate GPU resources in a very flexible and dynamic way. This can be done by using NVIDIA GRID technology to share a single GPU with multiple jobs on one host, or by using Bitfusion to marshal the power of many GPUs for one job
In summary, vSphere provides the ideal software infrastructure for running an enterprise-class data science platform. You can always stay up to date on the latest from VMware by bookmarking the pages for Machine Learning articles and Machine Learning resources.