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From Dmitriy Lyubimov <dlie...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Welcome New Committer Nikolay Sakharnykh
Date Tue, 02 May 2017 00:34:35 GMT
Welcome!!

On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 8:05 PM, Nikolai Sakharnykh <nsakharnykh@nvidia.com>
wrote:

> Hello everyone,
>
> I’m sorry for some delay with my introduction, have been swamped with
> other projects recently ☺
>
> Having worked at NVIDIA for around 8 years I have seen GPUs to evolve from
> specialized graphics processors to general purpose computing machines that
> can tackle any problem in the world (as long as you can extract enough
> parallelism ☺). My area of expertise as an engineer changed as well from
> games and visual effects to high-performance computing and graph analytics.
>
> I must say that I’m relatively new to machine learning but it is a very
> exciting and quickly evolving field and I’d like to share my knowledge and
> skills with the community. I’m honored and very happy to be part of this
> group and looking forward to making Apache Mahout work efficiently on GPUs!
>
> Nikolay.
>
> From: Peng Zhang [mailto:pzhang.xjtu@gmail.com]
> Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2017 4:31 AM
> To: Nikolai Sakharnykh <nsakharnykh@nvidia.com>; dev@mahout.apache.org;
> user@mahout.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Welcome New Committer Nikolay Sakharnykh
>
> Welcome Nikolay.
>
>
> On Sat, 22 Apr 2017 at 12:17 Andrew Musselman <akm@apache.org<mailto:akm@
> apache.org>> wrote:
> The Apache Mahout PMC is pleased to announce that we have asked Nikolay
> Sakharnykh to become a committer and he has accepted. His contribution of
> an initial set of CUDA bindings into the project are good progress toward
> our goal of simplifying matrix math at scale.
>
> Being a committer allows you to contribute more easily to the project,
> since in addition to posting pull requests and patches you're also granted
> write access to the code repository; which in turn means you can review and
> accept community contributions, and help others pitch in.
>
> Nikolay, we're looking forward to working with you in the future; welcome!
> It is customary for new committers to introduce themselves with a few words
> :)
>
> Best
> Andrew
>
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