Tensor Comprehensions

Today, Facebook AI Research (FAIR) is announcing the release of Tensor Comprehensions, a C++ library and mathematical language that helps bridge the gap between researchers, who communicate in terms of mathematical operations, and engineers focusing on the practical needs of running large-scale models on various hardware backends. The main differentiating feature of Tensor Comprehensions is that it represents a unique take on Just-In-Time compilation to produce the high-performance codes that the machine learning community needs, automatically and on-demand.
Order of magnitude productivity gains
The typical workflow for creating new high-performance machine learning (ML) layers can span days or weeks of engineering work through a two phase process:
A researcher writes a new layer at a numpy-level abstraction, chaining existing operations in a deep learning library like PyTorch, and tests it in small-scale experiments. The performance of the code implementing the validated idea needs to be accelerated by an order of magnitude to run


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Fanless, Linux-friendly Kaby Lake mini-tower drives seven 4K displays

Compulab’s rugged “Airtop2” mini-tower runs Linux Mint or Win 10 on a Xeon E3-1275 or Core i7-7700 CPU with optional Nvidia Quadro P4000 graphics plus up to 64GB DDR4, a 6-drive NVMe/SATA subsystem, up to 7x display ports, and optional M.2 and FACE modules. Fanless computing designs are fairly straightforward if you’re running an ARM […]


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Dries Buytaert Shares His View on Decoupled Drupal: When, Why, and How

More and more developers are choosing content-as-a-service solutions known as decoupled CMSes, and due to this trend, people are asking whether decoupled CMSes are challenging the market for traditional CMSes.
By nature, decoupled CMSes lack end-user front ends, provide few to no editorial tools for display and layout, and as such leave presentational concerns almost entirely up to the front-end developer. Luckily, Drupal has one crucial advantage that propels it beyond these concerns of emerging decoupled competitors.
Join Dries Buytaert, founder of Drupal and CTO at Acquia, as he shares his knowledge on how Drupal has an advantage over competitors, and discusses his point-of-view on why, when, and how you should implement decoupled Drupal.
Dries will touch on:
His thoughts on decoupled CMSes – where is the CMS market headed and when?
His opinion on whether decoupled CMSes will replace traditional CMSes
The advantages of decoupled Drupal vs. emerging decoupled competitors
Considerations when determining if decoupled Drupal


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Building Your Own CDN for Fun and Profit

As you can (hopefully) see from this site, I like my pages fast. Very, very fast. Now, before we jump into this, let
me be very clear about it: using a CDN will only get you so far. If your site is slow because of shoddy frontend work,
a CDN isn’t going to help you much. You need to get your frontend work right first. However, once you’ve optimized
everything you could, it’s time to look at content delivery.
My main problem was that even though you could get the inital website load with a single HTTP request, my server being
hosted in Frankfurt, the folks from Australia still had to wait up to 2-3 seconds to get it. Round trip times of over
300 ms and a lot of providers inbetween made the page load just like any other WordPress page.
So what can we do about it? One


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Performance Benchmark 2018 – MongoDB, PostgreSQL, OrientDB, Neo4j and ArangoDB

This article is part of ArangoDB’s open-source performance benchmark series. Since the previous post, there are new versions of competing software on which to benchmark. Plus, there are some major changes to ArangoDB software.
For instance, in latest versions of ArangoDB, an additional storage engine based on Facebook’s RocksDB has been included. So we waited until its integration was finished before conducting a new benchmark test. Besides all of these factors, machines are now faster, so a new benchmark made sense.
Before I get into the benchmark specifics and results, I want to send a special thanks to Hans-Peter Grahsl for his fantastic help with MongoDB queries. Wrapping my head around the JSON notation is for sure not impossible but boy can querying data be complicated. Thanks Hans-Peter for your help! Also a special thanks to Mark, Michael and Jan from our team for their excellent and tireless work on this benchmark.


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2018-02-14 15:48:51

I’m coming around to the idea of publishing certain ideas and news only, exclusively on my blog. If you don’t read the blog you don’t get the benefit. That might be a good way to help the open web. It certainly is consistent with “living my values.”


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MPEG-2 Patents Have Expired

New submitter jabuzz writes: Unless you live in the Philippines or Malaysia, then MPEG-2 has now joined the likes of MP3 and AC3 and gone patent free with the expiration of US patent 7,334,248.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.


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