How good is the NVIDIA GTX 1080Ti for CUDA accelerated Machine Learning workloads? About the same as the TitanX! I ran a Deep Neural Network training calculation on a million image dataset using both the new GTX 1080Ti and a Titan X Pascal GPU and got very similar runtimes.
If you are happy to use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Ubuntu-MATE in our case) then setting up a system with the NVIDIA DIGITS software stack is simple. I’ll give you some guidance on getting everything working, from the Linux install to the DIGITS web interface.