GPU Workloads Setup

Bacalhau supports GPU workloads. In this tutorial, learn how to run a job using GPU workloads with the Bacalhau client.


  • The Bacalhau network must have an executor node with a GPU exposed

  • Your container must include the CUDA runtime (cudart) and must be compatible with the CUDA version running on the node


To submit a job request, use the --gpu flag under the docker run command to select the number of GPUs your job requires. For example:

bacalhau docker run --gpu=1 nvidia/cuda:11.0.3-base-ubuntu20.04 nvidia-smi


The following limitations currently exist within Bacalhau. Bacalhau supports:

  • NVIDIA, Intel or AMD GPUs only

  • GPUs for the Docker executor only

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