Some of CircleCI’s Linux CUDA Images will are deprecated as of today, July 11th, 2023. There will be no further releases or support for these images and they will be permanently unavailable as of September 30th, 2023
Email notifications will be sent out to anyone who has used one of the following images within the last six months.
The deprecation and affected images will only apply to those who have used the gpu resource class. These classes can be found in the Resource classes section
- CUDA Images
- GPU Images
As a result of the deprecations, we will be conducting brownouts for the images. Please refer to the full schedule, as well as a blog post on why we conduct brownouts
- 16 August 2023
- 07:00 UTC → 11:00 UTC
- 13:00 UTC → 17:00 UTC
- 20:00 UTC → 00:00 UTC
- 19 September 2023
- 01:00 UTC → 11:00 UTC
- 13:00 UTC → 23:00 UTC
- 25 September 2023
- 00:00 UTC → 00:00 UTC (24 Hours)
- 30 September 2023
- Deprecated images are removed and will be unavailable
During these times, the images that have been deprecated will result in a failed build as the images will be unavailable. In-app banners and related gpu pages in docs will also be used as additional reminders.
Use this time zone converter for reference
In an effort to align with our image policies, the deprecations are meant to streamline support for this image family. Because CUDA 11+ supports backwards compatibility with the major release version, this allows us to implement the latest supported versions of CUDA while also keeping on term support.
This will alleviate issues with updating tags, allows you to switch between specific versions, and provides compatibility assurances within major releases – resulting in increased reliability.
Instead of specific versions of CUDA, we will aim to support the last two major releases. At the time of writing, this refers to CUDA 11 and CUDA 12 and they are accessible through the following image slugs:
An example configuration might be:
test-build: machine: image: linux-cuda-12:default resource_class: gpu.nvidia.medium steps: - run: command: | echo "do things"
The following tags will be used to incorporate the latest updates, including the latest CUDA versions prior to being assigned to the more stable
default tag. These images are mainly for testing purposes
We understand the docs are slightly outdated, however, to give a better idea of what resource classes work with these new tags, here is the list of what is compatible:
These images will include the three most recent versions of CUDA*. To illustrate the new images:
A major version release – CUDA 12.0:
|CUDA 12||linux-cuda-12 image added|
|CUDA 11||No change|
|CUDA 10||linux-cuda-10 image deprecated|
A minor version release – CUDA 11.8:
|CUDA 11.8||Added to linux-cuda-11|
|CUDA 11.6||Remains in the image|
|CUDA 11.4||Remains in the image; becomes “oldest”|
|CUDA 11.2||Removed from linux-cuda-11|
Please refer to the image policy for more specifics