DIGITS

DIGITS

The NVIDIA Deep Learning GPU Training System (DIGITS) puts the power of deep learning into the hands of engineers and data scientists. DIGITS can be used to rapidly train the highly accurate deep neural network (DNNs) for image classification, segmentation and object detection tasks.

Hardware Recommendations

Processor

This application relies heavily on the GPU to perform calculations, therefore a processor with a low core count and low clockspeed is acceptable.

Graphics

The RTX 2080Ti become the defacto graphics card for deep learning and DIGITS offsets all the computing of data to the GPU. For maximum performance, recommend two NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080Ti graphics cards.

Read More: Adding more than 2 Graphics Cards

Storage

This application relies more on reading data than writing data as it analyzes and processes training datasets. Extreme read rates are not required however, therefore we recommend a 512GB SSD for the operating system and program files. Furthermore, because deep learning requires large datasets to be processed, storing this data locally is important. Therefore a 4TB, 6TB or 8TB hard drive (or multiple hard drives) is recommended depending on your storage needs.

Memory

Benchmarks indicate that DIGITS performs best when the amount of system memory is double (or more) the graphics card memory. So if you have one Titan Xp card (which is 12GB), then we recommended 32GB RAM. If you have two Titan Xp cards (24GB), then we recommended 64GB RAM.


Configuration Recommendations

HP Z8 G4 Workstation

 

  • Dual 10 cores, 2.4 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Silver 4210R
  • 96GB (12x 8GB) of 2933MHz DDR4 ECC Memory
  • 1TB NVMe M.2 Solid-State Drive

HP Z8 G4 Workstation

 

  • Dual 12 cores, 2.4 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Silver 4214R
  • 96GB (6x 16GB) of 2933MHz DDR4 ECC Memory
  • 500GB SATA 2.5" Solid-State Drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro RTX A6000 48GB

HP Z6 G4 Workstation

 

  • 16 cores, 2.1 GHz base frequency | Intel Xeon Silver 4216
  • 48GB (6x 8GB) of 2933MHz DDR4 ECC Memory
  • 500GB SATA 2.5" Solid-State Drive

Condition

New: Purchased new from a HP authorized distributor. Never used. Ships in original manufacturer packaging.

Refurbished: Pulled from corporate environment in working condition. Tested upon arrival at our location and also after customization. Cosmetically grade A or B. Overall in good condition, but could have light scratches / scuffs. Ships in double-wall brown box with durable packaging material.