Chapter 10. Library Installation and Additional Tips
There are several options to install TensorFlow. Google has prepared packages for many architectures, operating systems, and Graphic Processing Unit (GPU). Although the execution of machine learning tasks is much faster on a GPU, both install options are available:
- CPU: This will work in parallel across all processing units of the processing cores of the machine.
- GPU: This functionality only works using one of the various architectures that make use of the very powerful graphic processing unit that is CUDA architecture from NVIDIA. There are a number of other architectures/frameworks, such as Vulkan, which haven't reached the critical mass to become standard.
In this chapter, you will learn: