Hands-on Virtual Workshop: Getting Started with Gaudi-based Amazon EC2 DL1 Instances

Thursday June 2nd, 2022
7AM to 10AM PST

In this three-hour hands-on workshop, you will learn how to get started using the Amazon EC2 DL1 instance. During the session you will run models from Habana’s reference library and learn how to add small changes to allow other vision and natural language processing (NLP) models to run on Gaudi. This is a starting point for any AI developer or data scientist to learn how to start training models using Habana’s SynapseAI Software stack with TensorFlow or PyTorch.


  • Introduction to the DL1 Instance and available Amazon Machine Images to use
  • Introduction to the Gaudi Processor and Software Stack
  • Run models from Habana’s Model References
  • Run the steps to migrate PyTorch and TensorFlow models to run on the Habana Gaudi Processor
  • How to ensure that a model can run on all 8 cards of the DL1 instance using Horovod on Tensorflow or Distributed Data Parallel
  • Wrap up and questions