In this tutorial we will show you how to install TensorFlow on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, TensorFlow is a free and open source platform for machine learning built by Google. It is used by a number of organizations including Twitter, PayPal, Intel, Lenovo, and Airbus. TensorFlow can be installed system-wide, in a Python virtual environment or as a Docker container using pip.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation TensorFlow on a CentOS 8 server.
Install TensorFlow on CentOS 8
Step 1. First let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
Step 2. Installing Python.
Install Python 3 on CentOS 8 run the following command:
Next, create a new directory for the TensorFlow project and cd into it:
Then, we run the following command to create the virtual environment:
To start using the virtual environment, activate it by typing:
TensorFlow installation requires pip version 19 or higher. Run the following command to upgrade pip to the latest version:
Install the TensorFlow package using following command:
To verify the installation, run the following command, which will print the TensorFlow version:
python-c'import tensorflow as tf; print(tf.__version__)'
Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed TensorFlow. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing TensorFlow in CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official TensorFlow website.