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From Matthias Boehm <>
Subject Re: [Discuss] GSoC 2018
Date Sat, 27 Jan 2018 03:46:00 GMT
just FYI: I've created
with the gsoc2018 label. If you have additional project ideas, please file
the respective JIRAs. Thanks.


On Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 12:13 AM, Matthias Boehm <> wrote:

> yes, that is a good idea and we should leverage this opportunity. I'm
> happy to mentor a project as well, specifically on parameter server
> architectures for distributed deep learning in SystemML.
> Right now we can emulate synchronous parameter servers with parfor, but
> there are other architectures like asynchronous, stale-synchronous,
> heterogeneity-aware, and decentralized, which we should support as well in
> form of a dedicated runtime infrastructure similar to local/remote parfor.
> If done right, we should be able to leverage common primitives in parfor
> and these parameter servers.
> Apart from better support for distributed deep learning, this would bring
> us much closer to the goal of a unified framework for large-scale machine
> learning as we would be the only framework that supports data-parallel
> (distributed ops), task-parallel (parfor), and model-parallel (parameter
> server) execution strategies in a single system.
> I'll create an epic with sub tasks later this week. The goal would be to
> integrate these parameter servers with the underlying data-parallel
> framework to have a common runtime for distributed operations and
> automatically support all underlying resource schedulers such as YARN,
> Mesos, and Kubernetes. Since the project is relatively large, we might need
> to split it up into multiple GSoC projects along with multiple mentors.
> Regards,
> Matthias
> On 1/22/2018 8:53 AM, Nakul Jindal wrote:
>> Hi Krishna,
>> That is a great idea. Thank you for offering to be a mentor/co-mentor.
>> I suggest that you think of a list of projects that you can mentor,
>> discuss
>> them on the mailing list and we can add them as JIRAs with the appropriate
>> tags (as required by Apache).
>> If there are students on this mailing list who want to suggest a topic,
>> that is very welcome too. If a mentor is willing to take it on, they will
>> respond either here or on a JIRA.
>> -Nakul
>> On Sun, Jan 21, 2018 at 9:49 PM, Krishna Kalyan <
>> >
>> wrote:
>> Hello All,
>>> I was wondering if system-ml community was planning to participate in
>>> GSoC
>>> this year. I had a wonderful time last year and learned a lot!.
>>> If we could have a couple of JIRAS for GSoC 2018 it would be great. I am
>>> willing to help out as a mentor/ co-mentor if that is a bottleneck.
>>> [1] GSoC Website (
>>> [2] GSoC Time Line (
>>> com/open-source/gsoc/timeline)
>>> [3] GSoC 2017 JIRA (
>>> Regards,
>>> Krishna

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