What dependencies are needed to deploy TensorRT7 for Windows platform as a portable application


As stated in the post
I’m planning to deploy TensorRT7 as a dll plugin for a portable application on Windows platform, and I found out by looking at the VS calls that TensorRT actually calls a lot of dll files from the CUDA\bin directory, and I think I can only install CUDA to run the TensorRT portable application.
My question is, is it possible to satisfy a portable application with a minimum of dll dependencies? Not by installing CUDA


TensorRT Version:
GPU Type: RTX 3080
Nvidia Driver Version: 470.05
CUDA Version: 11.1
CUDNN Version: 8.0
Operating System + Version: Windows 10 21343

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Steps To Reproduce

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  • Exact steps/commands to run your repro
    Write a TensorRT application, generate it as a dll file, and call it through an external program
  • Full traceback of errors encountered
    If CUDA is not installed, it will not run, indicating that nvinfer.dll cannot be found.

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Thank for your reply
We can install and run TensorRT for Windows platform on our model properly, but we are aiming to deploy on Windows platform and need to consider the case where CUDA is not installed.

However, I tried copying the dll from the CUDA\bin directory that the project needs to the project’s lib folder, then deleting CUDA from Path and adding only the project’s lib directory to Path, which does run and does not require CUDA to be installed on Windows

Hi @851482801,

We have a tool Dependency Walker, which may help you.

Thank you.

Thank you, I have found the dependencies, the only problem should be that the dependency files are too big for easy deployment.

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I’m also interested in the list of dependent dlls for easy deployment on Windows platforms. I could not find all dependencies with Dependency Walker as it freezes on my system. I had to determine the needed dlls through experimentation. The dlls that I was able to find are:

Are there any other dlls that are needed?