NOTE: Cannot use Azure Free trial for Deep learning toolkit for DSVM RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • The Deep learning toolkit for DSVM is an extension that makes GPU versions of several AI tools available to be able to run effectively on N-Series (GPU class) virtual machines. Unfortunately you cannot use the Azure Free trial currently to provision a DSVM on N-Series hardware since the minimum configuration in N-Series the NC-6 is 6 cores. Azure free trial is subject to 4 core quotas currently. We have reported this issue to concerned team and they do plan is to offer this capability in future (TBD). 

    The workaround for users who also have MSDN is to try this using the MSDN Azure credits which are not subject to the above core limit. (They are still subject to monthly Azure credit limits). Also we offer CPU editions of many of these AI tools (like CNTK, MxNet) on the base DSVM which you can still try on a 2 or 4 core machines (though it will be significantly slower than the GPU). 

    Sorry about this limitation. 

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016 8:26 PM