Microsoft has announced the availability of GPU Compute on the WSL 2.

WSL allows users to run native Linux command-line tools directly on Windows 10. Short for Windows Subsystem for Linux, WSL runs on over 3.5 million monthly active devices.

According to Microsoft, GPU Compute on WSL has always been the most-requested feature.

The preview of GPU Compute for WSL2 will initially be compatible with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) workflows. Plus, it will allow WSL users to operate Machine Learning training workloads directly on Windows. At this year’s Build 2020 developer conference, Microsoft revealed its plans to make the preview of GPU Compute available within WSL for Windows Insiders.

Gary Explains the release of WSL2.

WSL2 will officially be part of Windows 10, version 2004, which will be rolled out very soon. The design of WSL 2 is quite different to WSL 1. It includes a real Linux kernel, not just a compatibility layer, which means you can run Docker. Here is a quick look at WSL 2 and a quick demo on Ubuntu running inside of Ubuntu running inside Windows!

Sven Groot explains how the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) can access and modify Linux files from Windows applications, going into deep dive level details on the underlying architecture and how it uses Plan 9’s 9P protocol to act as a file server between Linux and Windows. Sven Groot is a developer on the Windows Subsystem for Linux, and he is joined by Craig Loewen: a program manager on the Windows Subsystem for Linux.

Craig Loewen’s Blog Post here.