Caffe framework

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Caffe is a deep learning framework made with expression, speed, and modularity in mind. It is developed by the Berkeley Vision and Learning Center (BVLC) and by community contributors.


Development tools and environments


Version 2015

Version 2016 (September)

Version 2017 (March)


Caffe is released under the BSD 2-Clause license.


MetaCentrum provides several version of caffe framework:

CPU version: module add caffe2016-cpu
GPU version: module add caffe2016-gpu
GPU + cuDNN version: module add caffe-mar2017-cudnn                 

Please note that the GPU version is faster than the CPU version.

Moreover, testing of our MetaCentrum builds has shown that the GPU version compiled with cuDNN library is several times faster than the GPU version without it.

However, cuDNN is only supported on GPU clusters (see GPU_clusters#FAQ), on other GPU clusters it is only possible to run the GPU version without it.

Our versions of Caffe include pycaffe interface. After loading Caffe module type

import caffe

and you can immediately start.



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