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From Matthias Boehm <>
Subject Re: Evaluate a scalar DAG during compilation
Date Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:56:34 GMT
yes, we already do constant folding - the details are in

In order to ensure consistency with our runtime, we actually generate
instructions for these sub dags, execute them and finally replace the dag
with the computed literal.


On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 2:45 PM, <> wrote:

> During compilation, is it possible to evaluate a scalar sub-DAG of scalar
> operations in which all leaf nodes are literals to allow for replacement
> with a literal?  For example, in our `nn` library, our convolution and
> pooling layers have to pass around the spatial dimensions (height and
> width) of the images that are stretched out into rows of the input/output
> matrices.  These output dimensions are computed within the forward
> functions of the above layers as small scalar equations.  From a
> mathematical standpoint, these sizes can be determined at compile time, and
> it is nice to have these size equations in DML (v.s. hiding them inside the
> engine within built-in functions).  However, we do not currently evaluate
> these expressions during compilation, and thus we are left with unknown
> sizes even during recompilation.  This naturally leads to max memory
> estimates and thus often leads to unnecessary distributed runtime ops
> rather than simple CP ones.
> Thoughts?
> -Mike
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> Mike Dusenberry
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