November 6-8, 2017

Event Details

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Brain in the cloud: Machine Learning On OpenStack Done Right!

Deep Neural Network (DNN), a subfield of Machine Learning with structure loosely inspired by the brain, allows us to solve complex problems such as image recognition that has been very difficult to solve using standard programming paradigms.

DNN concepts are not new. However, and until recently, applying them in practice could not be realized due to their high computational demands. With the recent development in parallel computing, especially around GPU acceleration and high speed and efficient networking, DNN has become a reality in modern data centers. 

In this talk we will describe the system requirements to effectively run a machine learning cluster with popular frameworks such as TensorFlow. We will discuss how such a system can be deployed in an OpenStack-based cloud without compromises, enjoying high-performance DNN programming paradigm as well as the benefits of cloud and software-defined data centers and show a case-study from Monash University

What can I expect to learn?

We will discuss key concept of Deep Learning, focus on distributed training and the technology needed to realize it in OpenStack cloud like GPU pass-through, SRIOV and RDMA.

Tuesday, November 7, 4:10pm-4:20pm (5:10am - 5:20am UTC)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Vice President, CloudX and Machine Learning
Erez Cohen acts as Mellanox Vice President for CloudX and Machine Learning Programs, responsible for all aspects of the programs including architecture, implementation and marketing/sales. The CloudX and Machine Learning programs incorporate Mellanox state of the art network and storage interconnect product lines to form the most efficient and scalable cloud and Machine Learning... FULL PROFILE
New Zealand eScience Infrastructure
Blair has worked in distributed computing for over a decade; both in research and for research; for institutional and national projects; from applications, through grid & cloud middleware, to full HPC & cloud systems design, implementation, and operations.   Originally from Christchurch, Blair recently returned to NZ to take up the reigns of Solutions Manager of the New Zealand... FULL PROFILE