GPU Accelerated Data Science

Data Science at the speed of thought

What is RAPIDS

RAPIDS provides unmatched speed with familiar APIs that match the most popular PyData libraries. Built on state-of-the-art foundations like NVIDIA CUDA and Apache Arrow, it unlocks the speed of GPUs with code you already know. Jump to About Section


RAPIDS allows fluid, creative interaction with data for everyone from BI users to AI researchers on the cutting edge. GPU acceleration means less time and less cost moving data and training models. Jump to RAPIDS Use Cases

Open Source Ecosystem

RAPIDS is Open Source and available on GitHub. Our mission is to empower and advance the open-source GPU data science data engineering ecosystem. Jump to RAPIDS GitHub

Pandas Accelerator Mode for cuDF

Use cuDF pandas Accelerator Mode to speed up pandas workflows with zero code change. Learn More on the Accelerator Mode Page

Faster Pandas
with cuDF

cuDF accelerates pandas with no code change and brings greatly improved performance.

Run this benchmark yourself

* Benchmark on AMD EPYC 7642 (using 1x 2.3GHz CPU core) w/ 512GB and NVIDIA A100 80GB (1x GPU) w/ pandas v1.5 and cuDF v23.02

Faster scikit-learn
with cuML

cuML brings huge speedups to ML modeling with an API that matches scikit-learn.

Run this benchmark yourself

* Benchmark on AMD EPYC 7642 (using 1x 2.3GHz CPU core) w/ 512GB and NVIDIA A100 80GB (1x GPU) w/ scikit-learn v1.2 and cuML v23.02

Faster networkX
with cuGraph

cuGraph makes migration from networkX easy, accelerates graph analytics, and allows scaling far beyond existing tools.

Run this benchmark yourself

* Benchmark on AMD EPYC 7642 (using 1x 2.3GHz CPU core) w/ 512GB and NVIDIA A100 80GB (1x GPU) w/ networkX v3.0 and cuGraph v23.02

Quick Start

Quick Local Install

RAPIDS offers several installation methods, the quickest is shown below.

For more information, refer to the RAPIDS Installation Guide


A. NVIDIA Volta™ or higher GPU with compute capability 7.0+

B. Ubuntu 20.04 or 22.04, Rocky Linux 8, or WSL2 on Windows 11

C. Recent CUDA version and NVIDIA driver pairs. Check yours with: nvidia-smi

Install with Conda

1. If not installed, download and run the install script.
This will install the latest miniconda:


2. Then quick install RAPIDS with:

conda create -n rapids-24.06 -c rapidsai -c conda-forge -c nvidia rapids=24.06 python=3.11 cuda-version=12.2

Install with pip

Install via the NVIDIA PyPI index:

pip install \
--extra-index-url= \
cudf-cu12==24.6.* \
dask-cudf-cu12==24.6.* \
cuml-cu12==24.6.* \

Install with Docker

Check that you have the required environment and then use the install selector

Install on Windows

Use the Windows WSL2 installation instructions

RAPIDS Release Selector

Please see the RAPIDS Installation Guide for the interactive release selector with more options, detailed installation steps, and information about supported platforms.

Test Drive cuDF

Try out cuDF pandas Accelerator Mode, with a free required account, right now by launching Google Colab

Try RAPIDS Online

Don't have access to a GPU system right now? Try out all of the RAPIDS libraries with cloud based hardware from one of these featured channels:

Google CoLab

Jump right into a GPU enabled RAPIDS notebook environment with a free required account. Installed with pip, it is also available via Conda.

Studio Lab

Enables Amazon Sagemaker notebook based environments in a free trial with required account.


Use Quick Start Instances through a limited free account.

NVIDIA Launchpad

Free short term use to try and learn with hands-on lab environment.

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure Cloud infrastructure and services are available with RAPIDS.

Oracle Cloud

Oracle Cloud infrastructure and services are available with RAPIDS.

IBM Cloud

IBM Cloud infrastructure and services are available with RAPIDS.

User Guides and Tutorials

After installing, the best place to start is by looking through our more detailed tutorials and guides on the User Guides Page



NVIDIA's industry leading hardware provides the platform for RAPIDS high performance. Get details on the newest GPUs, server architectures, and cloud offerings in our Ecosystem Hardware Section


Find out details on featured RAPIDS projects like cuDF, cuML, cuGraph, and more. Also learn about those using our integrated with RAPIDS in our Ecosystem Software Section


Get involved with RAPIDS projects, reach out to its developers, find maintainer and contribution guides in our Ecosystem Developers Section

Open Source

RAPIDS would not be possible without the collaboration of these important open source projects. Click on a logo to learn more:

Adopters and Contributors

RAPIDS has a strong ecosystem of adopters and contributors in a variety of industries and communities. Click on a logo to learn more:

Learn More


Learn more about RAPIDS' start with Apache Arrow and GoAi. Also find an overview of the capabilities of RAPIDS, as well as featured projects in our About Section

Use Cases

Hear about success stories, resources for integrating RAPIDS workflows in your business, and deployment strategies in our Use Cases Section

Get Involved

Use RAPIDS directly or through NVIDIA AI Enterprise, which provides extensive optimization, certified hardware profiles, and direct IT support. Find additional business resources, community resources, and guides for RAPIDS evangelism in our Get Involved Section

Latest News

RAPIDS X/Twitter

Follow the latest from the RAPIDS X/Twitter community with @RAPIDSai

RAPIDS Support Notices

Get the full list of developer updates and notices (RSN) that may affect your projects on the RSN Docs Page


Find our highlighted content, including talks, posts, guides and more on the NVIDIA Dev Blog and RAPIDS Blog

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