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Suite of libraries for data analytics and machine learning on GPUs.


The rapids module is available on Puhti only. Currently supported RAPIDS versions:

Contains the RAPIDS suite (including cuDF, cuML, cuGraph, and XGBoost) for Python with GPU support via CUDA.

Modules ending with -sng are based on NVIDIA's optimized container images from NGC.

If you find that some package is missing, you can often install it yourself with pip install --user. If you think that some important RAPIDS-related package should be included in the module provided by CSC, you can send an email to

Some modules are Singularity-based. Wrapper scripts have been provided so that common commands such as python, python3, pip and pip3 should work as normal. For more information, see our machine learning guide.


RAPIDS is licensed under Apache License 2.0


To use this software on Puhti, initialize it with:

module load rapids

to access the default version.

This will show all available versions:

module avail rapids

To check the exact packages and versions included in the loaded module you can run:



Note that Puhti login nodes are not intended for heavy computing, please use slurm batch jobs instead. See our instructions on how to use the batch job system.

Local storage

The GPU nodes in Puhti have fast local storage which is useful for IO-intensive applications. See our general instructions on how to take the fast local storage into use.

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Last edited Fri Feb 5 2021