A NumPy-compatible matrix library accelerated by CUDA

High performance with CUDA

CuPy is an open-source matrix library accelerated with NVIDIA CUDA. It also uses CUDA-related libraries including cuBLAS, cuDNN, cuRand, cuSolver and NCCL to make full use of the GPU architecture.

Highly compatible with NumPy

CuPy's interface is highly compatible with NumPy; in most cases it can be used as a drop-in replacement. All you need to do is just replace numpy with cupy in your Python code. It supports various methods, indexing, data types, broadcasting and more.

>>> import cupy as cp
>>> x = cp.arange(6).reshape(2, 3).astype('f')
>>> x
array([[ 0.,  1.,  2.],
       [ 3.,  4.,  5.]], dtype=float32)
>>> x.sum(axis=1)
array([  3.,  12.], dtype=float32)

Easy to install

The easiest way to install CuPy is to use pip. CuPy also supports various versions of CUDA and cuDNN. The installer automatically detects installed versions of CUDA and cuDNN in your environment. See details.

% pip install cupy

Easy to write a custom kernel

You can easily make a custom CUDA kernel if you want to make your code run faster, requiring only a small code snippet of C++. CuPy automatically wraps and compiles it to make a CUDA binary. Compiled binaries are cached and reused in subsequent runs. See details.

>>> x = cp.arange(6, dtype='f').reshape(2, 3)
>>> y = cp.arange(3, dtype='f')
>>> kernel = cp.ElementwiseKernel(
...     'float32 x, float32 y', 'float32 z',
...     '''if (x - 2 > y) {
...       z = x * y;
...     } else {
...       z = x + y;
...     }''', 'my_kernel')
>>> kernel(x, y)
array([[ 0.,  2.,  4.],
       [ 0.,  4.,  10.]], dtype=float32)

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