RGN 24 - Updated WSL2 Installation Method
|17 February 2022
|05 September 2023
The installation method for a RAPIDS compatible WSL2 instance has changed with the release of NVIDIA’s WSL2
capable Windows 11 Production Drivers. If you already have RAPIDS running on WSL2, Please
update your Windows drivers
accordingly for continued EA support with RAPIDS
v22.02. If you are installing RAPIDS inside WSL2 for the
first time, please follow the updated instructions below:
1. Please follow the steps in this MS Blog to install WSL2: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wsl/install
2. Install the latest Windows 11 production drivers on the host machine, which are WSL2 capable: https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
3. Inside WSL2:
a. Install conda or docker environments
b. Install RAPIDS as normal with your environment options of choice.
This makes a complete RAPIDS installation far easier in WSL2. Please do not install any additional NVIDIA drivers, neither GPU nor CUDA, inside your WSL2 instance as it is no longer necessary. CUDA Toolkit (CTK) will be installed when you install RAPIDS in your desired environment.
- 12-Feb-2022 - EA support continues.
Users intending to run RAPIDS
v22.02+ in WSL2 should update their systems in accordance with this updated installation guide.