The NVIDIA CUDA Deep Neural Network (cuDNN) is a GPU-accelerated library of primitives for use with deep neural networks.


  • Create an NVIDIA developer account from which to download the cuDNN package matching your NVIDIA CUDA version, and appropriate for your Linux distribution. See
  • Verify you have installed a vSphere Bitfusion client.
  • Verify you have installed NVIDIA CUDA.


  1. Install the NVIDIA cuDNN package by running the command sequence for your Linux distribution.
    • Ubuntu version 20.04
      sudo dpkg -i libcudnn8_8.0.5.39-1+cuda11.0_amd64.deb
    • CentOS 8 and Red Hat Linux 8
      sudo rpm -ivh libcudnn8-
  2. (Optional) To verify that NVIDIA cuDNN is installed, run ldconfig -p | grep cudnn.

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