My Deep Learning Workstation Setup

Lately, a lot of my friends have been asking about my deep learning workstation setup. In this post I am going to describe my hardware, OS, and different packages that I use. In particular, based on the question, I found that the most of the interest have been around managing different python versions, and modules like pytorch/tensorflow libraries etc.

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My Arch Linux Setup with GNOME 3

If you have been following me on this space, you would have known by now, I am very particular about my computers, its operating systems, looks, softwares etc. Before you start getting any wrong ideas, my love for Arch Linux is still going strong. However, I have moved on to Gnome 3 as my choice desktop. This post is an updated version of my previous post with the latest configuration of my machine.

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My Arch Linux Setup with Plasma 5

UPDATE: Please see my latest post on installing Arch linux with Gnome 3 for an upto date version of this guide. Arch Linux is a general purpose GNU/Linux distribution that provides most up-to-date software by following the rolling-release model. Arch Linux allows you to use updated cutting-edge software and packages as soon as the developers released them. KDE Plasma 5 is the current generation of the desktop environment created by KDE primarily for Linux systems.

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Arch Installation Guide

UPDATE: Please see my latest post on installing Arch linux with Gnome 3 for an upto date version of this guide.

You must be thinking - yet another installation guide! There is no dearth of Installation guides of Arch on web. So why another one?

With advancements like BTRFS file system, UEFI motherboards and modern in-development desktop environment like Plasma 5; traditional Arch Wiki guide and Arch Beginners’ Guide can only be of a limited help. After I got my new desktop, my goal was to setup it with a modern setup. I decided to go with Arch Linux with btrfs file system and Plasma 5 desktop. Coming from OSX, I just love how far linux has come in terms of looks - quite close to OSX!

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