My real question is: If I upgrade my RAM to 16Gb, would I be able to run the course notebooks unmodified?
Now the details:
I’ve setup the environment in my desktop machine. It is a Windows 10 i7 machine with a Nvidia GTX 1060.
I have 8Gb of RAM and the GPU has 6Gb.
When I try to run the first model, I have a
Memory Error exception :-( in the line
learn = ConvLearner.pretrained(arch, data, precompute=True)
Reducing the batch size to half, I can run the notebook till the end. BTW: I made a mistake. I reduced the
sz variable, the size of images. Not the batch size.
The two commands below return
In the task manager, my CPU gets to 100% while running the notebook, but the GPU barely gets to 30%.