Start Here : Installation and Setup

Quick start guide on how-to use nvidia-docker with Linux to mine cryptocurrency

System Requirements

  • Ubuntu Linux 16.04 or 18.04

  • NVIDIA Graphics Card / Modern CPU

Install NVIDIA drivers

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -y install $(ubuntu-drivers list | sort | uniq | tail -n1)

The command ubuntu-drivers will return the latest drivers once you have updated the repository

Reboot your system now!

Install Docker

We must first install Docker to the target system

sudo apt-get -y remove docker docker-engine docker.io containerd runc
sudo apt-get -y install \
apt-transport-https \
ca-certificates \
curl \
gnupg-agent \
software-properties-common
curl -fsSL https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu/gpg | sudo apt-key add -
sudo add-apt-repository -y \
"deb [arch=amd64] https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu \
$(lsb_release -cs) \
stable"
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y docker-ce docker-ce-cli containerd.io

Install Docker-Compose

Used to help orchestrate multiple docker containers in the future

sudo curl -L "https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.24.0/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose

Post Installation Steps

Most likely required for your system if you are not "root" / home users

sudo groupadd docker
sudo usermod -aG docker $USER
sudo chown "$USER":"$USER" /home/"$USER"/.docker -R
sudo chmod g+rwx "$HOME/.docker" -R

You have now installed Docker on your system! Now we can install nvidia-docker

Install nvidia-docker

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# If you have nvidia-docker 1.0 installed: we need to remove it and all existing GPU containers
docker volume ls -q -f driver=nvidia-docker | xargs -r -I{} -n1 docker ps -q -a -f volume={} | xargs -r docker rm -f
sudo apt-get purge -y nvidia-docker
# Add the package repositories
curl -s -L https://nvidia.github.io/nvidia-docker/gpgkey | \
sudo apt-key add -
distribution=$(. /etc/os-release;echo $ID$VERSION_ID)
curl -s -L https://nvidia.github.io/nvidia-docker/$distribution/nvidia-docker.list | \
sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nvidia-docker.list
sudo apt-get update
# Install nvidia-docker2 and reload the Docker daemon configuration
sudo apt-get install -y nvidia-docker2
sudo pkill -SIGHUP dockerd

Reboot your system now!

All in One Installer

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -y install $(ubuntu-drivers list | sort | uniq | tail -n1)
#Reboot Recommended Here
sudo apt-get -y remove docker docker-engine docker.io containerd runc
sudo apt-get -y install \
apt-transport-https \
ca-certificates \
curl \
gnupg-agent \
software-properties-common
curl -fsSL https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu/gpg | sudo apt-key add -
sudo add-apt-repository -y \
"deb [arch=amd64] https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu \
$(lsb_release -cs) \
stable"
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y docker-ce docker-ce-cli containerd.io
sudo curl -L "https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.24.0/docker-compose-$(uname -s)-$(uname -m)" -o /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/docker-compose
sudo groupadd docker
sudo usermod -aG docker $USER
sudo chown "$USER":"$USER" /home/"$USER"/.docker -R
sudo chmod g+rwx "$HOME/.docker" -R
#Reboot Recommended Here
# If you have nvidia-docker 1.0 installed: we need to remove it and all existing GPU containers
docker volume ls -q -f driver=nvidia-docker | xargs -r -I{} -n1 docker ps -q -a -f volume={} | xargs -r docker rm -f
sudo apt-get purge -y nvidia-docker
# Add the package repositories
curl -s -L https://nvidia.github.io/nvidia-docker/gpgkey | \
sudo apt-key add -
distribution=$(. /etc/os-release;echo $ID$VERSION_ID)
curl -s -L https://nvidia.github.io/nvidia-docker/$distribution/nvidia-docker.list | \
sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nvidia-docker.list
sudo apt-get update
# Install nvidia-docker2 and reload the Docker daemon configuration
sudo apt-get install -y nvidia-docker2
sudo pkill -SIGHUP dockerd
#Reboot Recommended Here