So far i have been forced to use CPU only tacotron2 training (which obviously it’s very slow) because even tough i DO have a nvida card (NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 1060 SUPER 6GB), i am unable to setup up the nvidia tookit simply because it requires we to be part of the windows insider program AND install insider builds! I really didn’t want to do this because i have heared of so many bugs with windows updates, and i have been lucky so far with windows updates (without using insider builds), and now this means i am FORCED to use a windows insider build to be able to take advantage of my gpu in training, which might be quite unstable and full of bugs and risking having to reinstall windows in case of getting a bad build without knowing? The ONLY alternative to this is using cpu training??
I really wonder what most people here that use gpu acceleration in training for TTS do, is everyone here running insider builds? No one had problems with this, at least not more than those that already exist with updates for normal builds of windows?? That’s quite unusual, since so far i haven’t seen a single person complaining about this!
Sure i am aware that we could use dual boot, but this is really not practical to me since i DO want to use the computer in the normal non-insider build i am using currently as the main OS WHILE doing the training, it would be a hugle hassle to install everything i need to use on a daily basis on the second boot with the insider build os…
Also using a virtual machine for this i think it’s out of the question too, since we have to use WSL2 and ubuntuu to run the text to speech engines and training, so i think this isn’t viable too.
Regarding google colab i never used this before, but i am not sure if i am able to use it too extensively because i need to train from scratch quite a few custom new datasets for new voices, so i will need to use this really a LOT (even though i am afraid my graphics card isn’t powerfull enough, altough i have seen people online having average training speed with this card so it might be okay to me)
Unless… there is a way to run gpu accerelated training for TTS without installing insider builds, that i haven’t found anywhere on google… so tell me guys what you advise about this? Unless perhaps there is a “safe” specific build number that is stable to use? But won’t they expire?