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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Faster Training for Deep Learning

Training, an re-training are important consideration for machine learning.  More detail at the link.

Training Time Slashed for Deep Learning   By George Leopold in Datanami

Fast.ai, an organization offering free courses on deep learning, claimed a new speed record for training a popular image database using Nvidia GPUs running on public cloud infrastructure.

A pair of researchers trained the ImageNet database with 93 percent accuracy in 18 minutes using 16 Amazon Web Services (NASDAQ: AMZN) cloud instances, each with eight Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) Tesla V100 Tensor Core GPUs. Running Fast.ai and Pytorch libraries, the researchers claimed a 40-percent boost in speed and accuracy for training ImageNet on public infrastructure. The previous record was held by Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) on its Tensor Processing Unit Pod cluster. ... " 

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