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I want to spin up GPU nodes on demand to run a Python application on Azure.

It is a bit unclear as how I can accomplish this however. I got the impression that there were GPU nodes available in Azure Container Service, but now I am not so sure anymore.

So what options are there to do this?

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On Azure, NC series and NV series VMs support GPU.

The NC and NV sizes are also known as GPU-enabled instances. These are specialized virtual machines that include NVIDIA's GPU cards, optimized for different scenarios and use cases. The NV sizes are optimized and designed for remote visualization, streaming, gaming, encoding, and VDI scenarios utilizing frameworks such as OpenGL and DirectX. The NC sizes are more optimized for compute-intensive and network-intensive applications and algorithms, including CUDA- and OpenCL-based applications and simulations.

But for now, Azure Container Service does not support select NC and NV VM as nodes. So, if possible, I suggest you could select VM(Iaas) to deploy your application on Azure.

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  • More information about Azure VM size please refer to this link. – Shui shengbao Aug 11 '17 at 10:09

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