Why vGPU (Tesla K80) on Google cloud slower than GTX940M on T460P

asked 2017-07-02 19:19:55 -0600

wureka gravatar image

updated 2017-07-02 21:51:36 -0600

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I have a question about the vGPU (Tesla K80) on the VM of Google cloud.

My laptop is Lenovo T460P equiped with below spec:

  • CPU: intel i7-6700HQ
  • RAM: 16GB
  • GPU: nVIDIA GTX 940M (CUDA Cores: 348)
  • OS: Windiws 10 Pro 64bit
  • OpenCV: ver3.2.0 with CUDA 8.0 support (I downloaded from http://jamesbowley.co.uk/downloads/)

The VM I created in Google Cloud contains the below spec:

  • CPU: vCPU x 2
  • RAM: 4GB
  • HDD: 25GB
  • GPU: vGPU (Tesla K80) x 1 (CUDA Cores 4992)
  • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64bit
  • CUDA Driver: I follow the install procedure from this link: https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs...
  • OpenCV: ver 3.2.0 (compile parameters:

I use opencv to train LBP cascade with 160 positive images and 800 negative images. I use the same positive and negative samples on both above environments Below is the parameters of opencv_createsamples and opencv_traincascade:

opencv_createsamples -info data/positive_images/positives.txt -vec data/positive_images/positives.vec -w 32 -h 32

opencv_traincascade -data classifier -vec data/positive_images/positives.vec -bg data/negative_images/negatives.txt -mode BASIC -featureType LBP -numPos 160 -numNeg 800 -minHitRate 0.998 -maxFalseAlarmRate 0.05 -w 32 -h 32 -numStages 10

However, I found that my laptop took 5 minutes around to finish the training. and the vm of Google cloud took over 20 minutes and was still in TRAINING 8-stage.

opencv_traincascade on Google cloud vm with Tesla K80

nvidia-smi on Google cloud vm

What's the matter with the vm of Google cloud ? I thought that the vm of Google cloud should have computed faster than that of my laptop because the vm has a Tesla K80. But it actually is far slow than my laptop.

Did I miss something or do something wrong on the vm of Google cloud ?

Thanks for help.

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I'm not actually sure there is a GPU portion for that classifier...

The nvidia-smi report, I'm not very familiar with it, but isn't that just the default process? It's not using it for computation?

Tetragramm gravatar imageTetragramm ( 2017-07-02 21:19:41 -0600 )edit