Conda is a package manager for Python, CPP and other packages.
Currently, SINGA has conda packages for Linux and MacOSX. Miniconda3 is recommended to use with SINGA. After installing miniconda, execute the one of the following commands to install SINGA.
It is preferable to use python 3.6 as the conda virtual environment.
conda install -c nusdbsystem -c conda-forge singa-cpu=3.1.0
Please note that we need to specify the version of singa-cpu during the installation.
conda install -c nusdbsystem -c conda-forge singa-gpu=3.1.0
Please note that we need to specify the version of singa-gpu during the installation.
- GPU with CUDA and cuDNN (CUDA driver >=384.81 is required), and also with the distributed training module
conda install -c nusdbsystem -c conda-forge singa-dist=3.1.0
Please note that we need to specify the version of singa-dist during the installation.
- Install a specific version of SINGA. The following command lists all the available SINGA packages.
conda search -c nusdbsystem singa Loading channels: done Name Version Build Channel singa 3.1.0.rc2 cpu_py36 nusdbsystem singa 3.1.0.rc2 cudnn7.6.5_cuda10.2_py36 nusdbsystem singa 3.1.0.rc2 cudnn7.6.5_cuda10.2_py37 nusdbsystem
The following command installs a specific version of SINGA,
conda install -c nusdbsystem -c conda-forge singa=X.Y.Z=cpu_py36
If there is no error message from
python -c "from singa import tensor"
then SINGA is installed successfully.
pip install singa -f http://singa.apache.org/docs/next/wheel-cpu.html --trusted-host singa.apache.org
You can install a specific version of SINGA via
singa==<version>, where the
<version> field should be replaced, e.g.,
3.1.0. The available SINGA
versions are listed at the link.
To install the latest develop version, replace the link with http://singa.apache.org/docs/next/wheel-cpu-dev.html
pip install singa -f http://singa.apache.org/docs/next/wheel-gpu.html --trusted-host singa.apache.org
You can also configure SINGA version and the CUDA version, like
singa==3.1.0+cuda10.2. The available combinations of SINGA version and CUDA
version are listed at the link.
To install the latest develop version, replace the link with http://singa.apache.org/docs/next/wheel-gpu-dev.html
Note: the Python version of your local Python environment will be used to find
the corresponding wheel package. For example, if your local Python is 3.6, then
the wheel package compiled on Python 3.6 will be selected by pip and installed.
In fact, the wheel file's name include SINGA version, CUDA version and Python
pip knows which wheel file to download and install.
Refer to the comments at the top of the
setup.py file for how to build the
docker run -it apache/singa:X.Y.Z-cpu-ubuntu16.04 /bin/bash
- With GPU enabled. Install Nvidia-Docker after install Docker.
nvidia-docker run -it apache/singa:X.Y.Z-cuda9.0-cudnn7.4.2-ubuntu16.04 /bin/bash
- For the complete list of SINGA Docker images (tags), visit the docker hub site. For each docker image, the tag is named as
|SINGA version||'2.0.0-rc0', '2.0.0', '1.2.0'|
|the image cannot run on GPUs||'cpu'|
|the image can run on Nvidia GPUs||'gpu', or 'cudax.x-cudnnx.x' e.g., 'cuda10.0-cudnn7.3'|
|indicator for development||if absent, SINGA Python package is installed for runtime only; if present, the building environment is also created, you can recompile SINGA from source at '/root/singa'|
|indicate OS version number||'ubuntu16.04', 'ubuntu18.04'|
You can build and install SINGA from the source code using native building tools or conda-build, on local host OS or in a Docker container.
Q: Error from
from singa import tensor
A: Check the detailed error from
python -c "from singa import _singa_wrap" go to the folder of _singa_wrap.so ldd path to _singa_wrap.so python > import importlib > importlib.import_module('_singa_wrap')
The folder of
~/miniconda3/lib/python3.7/site-packages/singa. Normally, the error is caused by the mismatch or missing of dependent libraries, e.g. cuDNN or protobuf. The solution is to create a new virtual environment and install SINGA in that environment, e.g.,
conda create -n singa conda activate singa conda install -c nusdbsystem -c conda-forge singa-cpu
Q: When using virtual environment, every time I install SINGA, numpy would be reinstalled. However, the numpy is not used when I run
A: It could be caused by the
PYTHONPATHenvironment variable which should be set to empty when you are using virtual environment to avoid the conflicts with the path of the virtual environment.
Q: When I run SINGA in Mac OS X, I got the error "Fatal Python error: PyThreadState_Get: no current thread Abort trap: 6"
A: This error happens typically when you have multiple versions of Python in your system, e.g, the one comes with the OS and the one installed by Homebrew. The Python linked by SINGA must be the same as the Python interpreter. You can check your interpreter by
which pythonand check the Python linked by SINGA via
otool -L <path to _singa_wrap.so>. This problem should be resolved if SINGA is installed via conda.