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PAPIs is the 1st series of international conferences dedicated to real-world ML applications, techniques and tools. After 7 previous events on 4 different continents, PAPIs is returning to Europe on 4-6 April 2018. Join us at the Canary Wharf Tower in London!

  • Training Workshops — 4 April, UCL School of Management (Level 38)
  • Industry and Startups — 5 April, Level 39
  • Industry and Research — 6 April, Level 39

More information about the conference at papis.io/europe-2018
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Friday, April 6 • 14:00 - 14:30
Techniques for Distributed TensorFlow on Hops

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In this talk, we will introduce the latest developments in distributed Deep Learning and how distribution can both massively reduce training time and support parallel experimentation, for large-scale hyperparameter optimization. We will introduce different distributed architectures, including the parameter server and Ring-AllReduce models. In particular, we will describe open-source TensorFlow frameworks that leverage Apache Spark to manage distributed training, such as Yahoo’s TensorflowOnSpark, Databrick’s Deep Learning Pipelines, Uber’s Horovod platform, and Hops’ Hyperparameter Optimization framework for Spark/TensorFLow. We will introduce the different programming models supported and highlight the importance of cluster support for managing GPUs as a resource.

Speakers
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Jim Dowling

CEO, Logical Clocks
Jim Dowling is an Associate Professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm as well as a Senior Researcher at SICS Swedish ICT. He received his Ph.D. in Distributed Systems from Trinity College Dublin (2005) and worked at MySQL AB (2005-2007). He is lead architect of Hops... Read More →


Friday April 6, 2018 14:00 - 14:30
Level39 - Sandbox 1 Level39, One Canada Square, London