Limit GPU memory growth in tensorflow 2.4.x by setting environment variable

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Simplest way(TensorFlow 2.2+)

import tensorflow as tf
gpus = tf.config.experimental.list_physical_devices('GPU')
for gpu in gpus:
  tf.config.experimental.set_memory_growth(gpu, True)

Or set environment variable

set TF_FORCE_GPU_ALLOW_GROWTH to true.

if TensorFlow 2.0 and 2.1

import tensorflow as tf
tf.config.gpu.set_per_process_memory_growth(True)

Source:

  1. https://www.tensorflow.org/guide/gpu#limiting_gpu_memory_growth
  2. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/34199233/how-to-prevent-tensorflow-from-allocating-the-totality-of-a-gpu-memory/34200194#34200194