Yahoo releases CaffeOnSpark deep learning software to open source community

Yahoo has opened the gates for open-source developers to take advantage of CaffeOnSpark, deep learning software which powers Flickr’s image capabilities. On Wednesday, members of Yahoo’s Big ML Team Andy Feng, Jun Shi and Mridul Jain, said in a blog post that CaffeOnSpark, a deep learning system, is now available to the open-source community for further development. What’s Hot on ZDNet Based on the Apache Spark open source cluster computing framework, Yahoo says the system bolsters the Spark framework, which already comes with Spark MLib, a package of non-deep learning algorithms for classifying data. CaffeOnSpark takes this further, giving Spark applications the ability to use dataframes to extract predictions and models based on collections of user-generated data. “We believe that deep learning should be conducted in the same cluster along…


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