I’m often in a situation where on my local machine (without a GPU) my code runs fine, but I’d like to test that all the tensors are added to the correct device if there’s a GPU present. I want to test this before I commit my code, but do so would require deploying it to a remote machine, which are usually running something I don’t want to interrupt, so I need to wait until they’re finished before testing and committing my code. Of course, there are ways I could change my workflow in committing my code, but ideally I would just be able to test the code locally by simulating that a GPU is present. Is there anyway to do this?
I’m not aware of a way to simulate a GPU, but you could run an AWS instance to try it out or use a Colab notebook, although I’m not sure about the licensing.
Thanks! Not quite the answer I wanted to hear, but probably the correct answer nonetheless. Also, didn’t know about Colab, and that looks pretty neat, so thank you!
They provide a free GPU for afaik 24 hours. After that you would need to restart your notebook.
Because of that, I would look closely to the license and intellectual property, if you are using code written for your employer.