Intel and Alluxio collaborate to measure a 20-25% price/performance improvement over the prior generation for machine learning models with PyTorch on AWS. This collaboration demonstrates cheaper data preprocessing and training times on CPUs using Alluxio as the data access layer to cloud storage.
The Alluxio core engineering team re-designed things to come up with a more efficient and transparent way for users to leverage data orchestration through the POSIX interface. This enables much better performance for ML workloads where data is accessed via the POSIX interface.
Google’s TensorFlow and Facebook’s PyTorch are two Deep Learning frameworks that have been popular with the open source community. Although PyTorch is still a relatively new framework, many developers have successfully adopted it due to its ease of use. By default, PyTorch does not support Deep Learning model training directly in HDFS, which brings challenges … Continued