theano – how to get the gpu to work

Last updated on March 13th, 2016

I have been working with Theano and it has been a bit of a journey getting the GPU to work. Here are a few notes to remind myself how to do so…

Start Python and check if Theano recognizes the GPU

$ python
Python 2.7.8 |Anaconda 2.1.0 (64-bit)| (default, Aug 21 2014, 18:22:21)
[GCC 4.4.7 20120313 (Red Hat 4.4.7-1)] on linux2

>>> import theano
Using gpu device 0: GeForce GTX 760 Ti OEM

You should see something like the above line showing that Theano finds your GPU.

If you do not see something like the above, then Theano probably is probably not configured to work with your GPU. But let’s check some more just to be sure.
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