Accelerating Machine Learning / Deep Learning in the Cloud: Architecture and Benchmark

This whitepaper introduces how to speed up end-to-end  distributed training in the cloud using Alluxio to accelerate data access. With the help of Alluxio, loading data from cloud storage, training and caching data can be done in a transparent and distributed way as a part of the training process. This whitepaper also demonstrates how to set up and benchmark the end-to-end performance of the training process, along with a comparison of other popular approaches.

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Alluxio Use Cases Overview

Alluxio started as a virtual distributed file system, a research project out of the AMPLab at U.C. Berkeley. Alluxio foresaw the need for agility when accessing large data stores separated from compute engines like Hadoop or Spark.
Fast forward several years and over a thousand committers later, and Alluxio has blossomed into the industry’s leading data orchestration platform for analytics and AI/ML. But as with any new type of technology, figuring out the best ways to use it depends on your data environment, computational workloads, issues, and goals. 

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Using Alluxio to Optimize and Improve Performance of Kubernetes-Based Deep Learning in the Cloud

This article presents the collaborative work of Alibaba, Alluxio, and Nanjing University in tackling the problem of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning model training in the cloud. We adopted a hybrid solution with a data orchestration layer that connects private data centers to cloud platforms in a containerized environment. Various performance bottlenecks are analyzed with detailed optimizations of each component in the architecture.

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Alluxio Accelerates Deep Learning in Hybrid Cloud using Intel’s Analytics Zoo open source platform powered by oneAPI

This article describes how Alluxio accelerates the training of deep learning models in a hybrid cloud environment with Intel’s Analytics Zoo open source platform, powered by oneAPI. Details on the new architecture and workflow, as well as Alluxio’s performance benefits and benchmarks results will be discussed.

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