ANNOUNCEMENT: Linux Data Science VM now available on Ubuntu RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • We now have made a Ubuntu based Linux DSVM available. In addition to everything that was on the CentOS Based Linux DSVM, the DSVM for Linux (Ubuntu) edition has a host of deep learning tools that can run on either GPU hardware or on CPU Only  VMs on Azure. 

    Product page: http://aka.ms/dsvm/ubuntu

    Documentation: http://aka.ms/dsvm/ubuntu/docs

    List of tools in each edition: https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/machine-learning/machine-learning-data-science-virtual-machine-overview#whats-included-in-the-data-science-vm

    Thursday, April 20, 2017 2:45 PM

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  • Hi there,

    I seem to run into problem using python-version of Caffe on the Ubuntu image. I think it is because the default python version is python 3.5 but the Caffe is built with python 2.7?

    To produce the error, I did:


    >> import caffe

    Error message:

    ImportError: dynamic module does not define init function (PyInit__caffe)

    Any ideas on whether I did something wrong?


    Wednesday, May 3, 2017 1:33 PM
  • Hi,

    The DSVM has Anaconda Python with two environments: py35, with Python 3.5, and root, with Python 2.7. To get the root environment, at a terminal:

    source activate root

    You can then run python and import Caffe.

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017 10:43 PM
  • Hi Gopi, I’ve sent a request via the service team asking for the Linux Ubuntu DSVM to be added to Batch last week and they said it should be there within two weeks. Any way of expiditing this as there is currently no Linux GPU enabled DSVMs in Batch? Thanks in advance, Owen
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 10:24 PM
  • I have a significant problem with this VM and I'd appreciate some help a lot.

    The problem is, instead of R Server's R, the R Open alone loads, so I don't have access to rx functions or any R Server package like RevoScaleR.

    I've post a descriptive question on there forum here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/48480541/how-to-choose-r-servers-r-as-default-in-operationalization-remote-r-workspace

    Please do check it out

    Sunday, January 28, 2018 12:11 PM
  • Mamalikidis,

    I've posted a reply on StackOverflow. We have a StackOverflow tag for the DSVM, azure-dsvm, which helps us find StackOverflow questions more quickly.

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 9:46 PM