web007 comments on “IBM scientists demonstrate 10x faster large-scale machine learning using GPUs”

web007 comments on “IBM scientists demonstrate 10x faster large-scale machine learning using GPUs”


> We can see that the scheme that uses sequential batching actually performs worse than the CPU alone, whereas the new approach using DuHL achieves a 10× speed-up over the CPU.

I had to get down to the graph to realize they’re talking about SVM, not deep learning.

This could be pretty cool. Training a SVM has usually been “load ALL the data and go”, and sequential implementations are almost non-existent. Even if this was 1x or 0.5x speed and didn’t require the entire dataset at once it’s a big win.


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Source:https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15870161