Image Overview: nemo

Overview: nemo Chainguard Image

NVIDIA NeMo Framework is an end-to-end, cloud-native framework to build, customize, and deploy generative AI models anywhere.

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Running the Image

To run the NeMo Chainguard Image interactively in an environment with connected GPU:

docker run -it --rm \
  --gpus all \
  --shm-size=8g \
  --ulimit memlock=-1 \
  --ulimit stack=67108864 \

These options allow access to connected GPU, allocate more shared memory to the container, and put an upper bound on container memory use. If you are running the image in an environment without connected GPU, omit the --gpus all option.

Testing GPU Access

If your environment has connected GPUs, you can check that NeMo has access. First, run the NeMo Chainguard Image interactively with the above command. At the container prompt, run:

$ python
Python 3.11.9 (main, Apr  2 2024, 15:40:32) [GCC 13.2.0] on linux
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> from nemo.core import pytorch_lightning
>>> len(pytorch_lightning.accelerators.find_usable_cuda_devices())

The above result shows that the environment has one connected GPU.

Testing NeMo

You can run the below commands on your host machine to download and execute a script to test NeMo functionality. The script uses two pretrained models to generate audio output from plain text (text to speech).

mkdir nemo-test && cd nemo-test
curl >
docker run -it --rm \
  --gpus all \
  --user root \
  --shm-size=8g \
  --ulimit memlock=-1 \
 --ulimit stack=67108864 \
  -v $PWD:/home/nonroot/nemo-test \ \
  -c "python /home/nonroot/nemo-test/"

After running the below, you should have a test.wav file in the current working directory on your host machine. The above example uses a root login in order to write the output to the volume. Remember not to use root or privileged access in a production scenario.


For more information on using NVIDIA NeMo, see the following resources.

Last updated: 2024-04-25 00:53