Add a VM template with Visual Studio and CUDA Toolkit (including NSight) for GPU VMs
I am thrilled that there are now NC series VMs with GPUs in Azure. It would make life easier if there was a template with Visual Studio (Community Edition is fine), the CUDA Toolkits, and the NVIDIA Visual NSight debugging tools, and the TCC drivers pre-installed. This will save a lot of time related to getting things set up and being able to debug and profile the CUDA code.
Phil Lee (MSFT) commented
Hi Kirk. Thanks for the feedback. We know that customers heavily customize their "dev box" to suit their needs. However, the spectrum of possible customizations is very broad and we (MS) can't support all that. Rather, the best approach is to start with our Azure Marketplace image, customize it to your liking, and save it as a custom image in your storage account or DevTest Lab. Then, you can boot VMs whenever you need with minimal fuss...