Nvidia-Docker For Mac

11/27/2021by admin

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  1. Nvidia-Docker For Mac
  2. Nvidia Docker Gpu
  3. Docker Hub Nvidia
  4. Docker Nvidia Driver

Welcome to Docker Desktop for Mac. This page contains information about Docker Desktop for Mac system requirements, download URLs, instructions to install and update Docker Desktop for Mac.

Download Docker Desktop for Mac

System requirements

Your Mac must meet the following requirements to install Docker Desktop successfully.

From the SDK Manager launch screen, select the appropriate login tab for your account type, NVIDIA Developer (developer.nvidia.com) OR NVONLINE (partners.nvidia.com) and complete the login process. Select the Product Category you would like to install and follow the steps to complete the installation. Docker Support: 1. DOWNLOAD Docker Image. Heyo - I have an AWS instance set up with Docker, via docker-machine.I can configure my terminal to connect to the AWS docker (eval $(docker-machine env aws1), and then connect to it with regular docker (docker ps), but not with nvidia-docker. Since nvidia-docker can't be installed on Mac.

Mac with Intel chip

  • macOS must be version 10.14 or newer. That is, Mojave, Catalina, or Big Sur. We recommend upgrading to the latest version of macOS.

    If you experience any issues after upgrading your macOS to version 10.15, you must install the latest version of Docker Desktop to be compatible with this version of macOS.


    Docker supports Docker Desktop on the most recent versions of macOS. That is, the current release of macOS and the previous two releases. As new major versions of macOS are made generally available, Docker stops supporting the oldest version and supports the newest version of macOS (in addition to the previous two releases). Docker Desktop currently supports macOS Mojave, macOS Catalina, and macOS Big Sur.

  • At least 4 GB of RAM.

  • VirtualBox prior to version 4.3.30 must not be installed as it is not compatible with Docker Desktop.

Mac with Apple silicon

  • You must install Rosetta 2 as some binaries are still Darwin/AMD64. To install Rosetta 2 manually from the command line, run the following command:

For more information, see Docker Desktop for Apple silicon.

Install and run Docker Desktop on Mac

  1. Double-click Docker.dmg to open the installer, then drag the Docker icon to the Applications folder.

  2. Double-click Docker.app in the Applications folder to start Docker. In the example below, the Applications folder is in “grid” view mode.

  3. The Docker menu () displays the Docker Subscription Service Agreement window. It includes a change to the terms of use for Docker Desktop.

    Here’s a summary of the key changes:

    • Our Docker Subscription Service Agreement includes a change to the terms of use for Docker Desktop
    • It remains free for small businesses (fewer than 250 employees AND less than $10 million in revenue), personal use, education, and non-commercial open source projects.
    • It requires a paid subscription for professional use in larger enterprises.
    • The effective date of these terms is August 31, 2021. There is a grace period until January 31, 2022 for those that will require a paid subscription to use Docker Desktop.
    • The existing Docker Free subscription has been renamed Docker Personal and we have introduced a Docker Business subscription .
    • The Docker Pro, Team, and Business subscriptions include commercial use of Docker Desktop.
  4. Click the checkbox to indicate that you accept the updated terms and then click Accept to continue. Docker Desktop starts after you accept the terms.


    If you do not agree to the terms, the Docker Desktop application will close and you can no longer run Docker Desktop on your machine. You can choose to accept the terms at a later date by opening Docker Desktop.

    For more information, see Docker Desktop License Agreement. We recommend that you also read the Blog and FAQs to learn how companies using Docker Desktop may be affected.

Quick start guide

If you’ve just installed the app, Docker Desktop launches the Quick Start Guide. The tutorial includes a simple exercise to build an example Docker image, run it is a container, push and save the image to Docker Hub.

Congratulations! You are now successfully running Docker Desktop. Click the Docker menu () to seePreferences and other options. To run the Quick Start Guide on demand, select the Docker menu and then choose Quick Start Guide.


When an update is available, Docker Desktop displays an icon to indicate the availability of a newer version.

Starting with Docker Desktop 4.1.0, the Software Updates section in the General tab also notifies you of any updates available to Docker Desktop. You can choose to download the update right away, or click the Release Notes option to learn what’s included in the updated version. If you are on a Docker Team or a Business subscription, you can turn off the check for updates by clearing the Automatically Check for Updates checkbox in the General settings. This will also disable the notification badge that appears on the Docker Dashboard.

To encourage developers to stay up to date, Docker Desktop displays a reminder two weeks after an update becomes available. You can dismiss this daily reminder by clicking Snooze. You can skip an update when a reminder appears by clicking the Skip this update option.

Docker Subscription Service Agreement

Beginning on August 31, 2021, you must agree to the Docker Subscription Service Agreement to continue using Docker Desktop. Read the Blog and the Docker subscription FAQs to learn more about the changes.

Click Download update When you are ready to download the update. This downloads the update in the background. After downloading the update, click Update and restart from the Docker menu. This installs the latest update and restarts Docker Desktop for the changes to take effect.

When Docker Desktop starts, it displays the Docker Subscription Service Agreement window. Read the information presented on the screen to understand how the changes impact you. Click the checkbox to indicate that you accept the updated terms and then click Accept to continue.


If you do not agree to the terms, the Docker Desktop application will close and you can no longer run Docker Desktop on your machine. You can choose to accept the terms at a later date by opening Docker Desktop.

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Docker Desktop starts after you accept the terms.

Uninstall Docker Desktop

To uninstall Docker Desktop from your Mac:

  1. From the Docker menu, select Troubleshoot and then select Uninstall.
  2. Click Uninstall to confirm your selection.


Uninstalling Docker Desktop destroys Docker containers, images, volumes, andother Docker related data local to the machine, and removes the files generatedby the application. Refer to the back up and restore datasection to learn how to preserve important data before uninstalling.

Where to go next

  • Getting started provides an overview of Docker Desktop on Mac, basic Docker command examples, how to get help or give feedback, and links to other topics about Docker Desktop on Mac.
  • Docker Desktop for Apple silicon for detailed information about Docker Desktop for Apple silicon.
  • Troubleshooting describes common problems, workarounds, howto run and submit diagnostics, and submit issues.
  • FAQs provide answers to frequently asked questions.
  • Release notes lists component updates, new features, and improvements associated with Docker Desktop releases.
  • Get started with Docker provides a general Docker tutorial.
  • Back up and restore data provides instructionson backing up and restoring data related to Docker.
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  1. Check usage of GPU

👉 Note: Docker 101
👉 Note: Wordpress Docker
👉 Note: Airflow + Kubernetes 101
👉 Note: Tensorflow extra

WSL + Windows

👉 Note: WSL + Windows

With Tensorflow or PyTorch

👉 Official doc for TF + docker
👉 Note: Docker + TF.
👉 An example of docker pytorch with gpu support.

Basic installation

You have to install (successfully) GPU driver on your (linux) machine before continuing the steps in this note. Go to 'Check info' section to check the availability of your drivers.

It works perfectly on Pop!_OS 20.04,

Check info

Nvidia-Docker For Mac

If below command doesn't work, try to install nvidia-docker2 (read this section).

Install nvidia-docker2

This package is the only docker-specific package of any of them. It takes the script associated with the nvidia-container-runtime and installs it into docker's /etc/docker/daemon.json file for you. This then allows you to run (for example) docker run --runtime=nvidia ... to automatically add GPU support to your containers. It also installs a wrapper script around the native docker CLI called nvidia-docker which lets you invoke docker without needing to specify --runtime=nvidia every single time. It also lets you set an environment variable on the host (NV_GPU) to specify which GPUs should be injected into a container.

👉 (Should follow this for the up-to-date) Officicial guide to install.

Difference: nvidia-container-toolkit vs nvidia-container-runtime

👉 What's the difference between the lastest nvidia-docker and nvidia container runtime?

In this note, with Docker 19.03+ (docker --version), he says that nvidia-container-toolkit is used for --gpus (in docker run ...), nvidia-container-runtime is used for --runtime=nvidia (can also be used in docker-compose file).

However, if you want to use Kubernetes with Docker 19.03, you actually need to continue using nvidia-docker2 because Kubernetes doesn't support passing GPU information down to docker through the --gpus flag yet. It still relies on the nvidia-container-runtime to pass GPU information down the stack via a set of environment variables.

👉 Installation Guide — NVIDIA Cloud Native Technologies documentation

Using docker-compose?


👉 Check more in my repo my-dockerfiles on Github.

ForNvidia cuda docker

Run the test,

Without using docker-compose.yml (tensorflow) (cf. this note for more)

With docker-compose.yml?

Then run,

Check usage of GPU

::: Return something like this


Kill process

Reset GPU

Errors with GPU

Check this answer as a reference!

Problems with pytorch versions: check this.

Nvidia-Docker For Mac

RuntimeError: cuda runtime error (804) : forward compatibility was attempted on non supported HW at /pytorch/aten/src/THC/THCGeneral.cpp:47 (after update system including nvdia-cli, maybe) => The same problem with below, need to restart the computer.

nvidia-smi: Failed to initialize NVML: Driver/library version mismatch.

This thread: just restart the computer.

Make NVIDIA work in docker (Linux)

This section is still working (on 26-Oct-2020) but it's old for newer methods.

Idea: Using NVIDIA driver of the base machine, don't install anything in docker!

  1. First, maker sure your base machine has an NVIDIA driver.

  2. Install nvidia-container-runtime

  3. Note that, we cannot use docker-compose.yml in this case!!!

  4. Create an image img_datas with Dockerfile is

  5. Create a container,

Nvidia Docker Gpu

This article is also very interesting and helpful in some cases.

Docker Hub Nvidia


Docker Nvidia Driver

  1. Difference between base, runtime and devel in Dockerfile of CUDA.
  2. Dockerfile on Github of Tensorflow.
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