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From "Niketan Pansare" <>
Subject Re: Draft Release Notes 1.1.0
Date Thu, 29 Mar 2018 05:02:19 GMT

Thanks Berthold. Overall, the draft looks good to me. Few minor additions:

New Builtin Functions
- Deep learning builtin functions: avg_pool and avg_pool_backward
- assert

New Layers in the NN library:
- Average pooling
- Upsampling
- Low-rank fully connected


Niketan Pansare
IBM Almaden Research Center
E-mail: npansar At

From:	"Berthold Reinwald" <>
Date:	03/28/2018 04:02 PM
Subject:	Draft Release Notes 1.1.0

Please add/update below release note draft prior to putting it on our
website. Please also go to the JIRA release notes link at the end, and
update version/status if necessary. Thanks.

* Release Notes - SystemML - Version SystemML 1.1

New Capabilities/Features
- Dense matrix blocks >16GB, and operations
- Support bitwise operators not, and, or, xor, & LShift, Rshift
- Additional ParFor result aggregation operations
- UDFs callable in expressions
- zero rws/columns matrices
- Extended Caffe2DML and Keras2DML APIs

New Builtin Functions
- ifelse()

Performance Improvements
- Ultra-sparse operations

- Single-precision support for native conv2d and mm operations.
- Consolidate replicated compilation chain
- Generalize Binary Operations to (vector, matrix) Operands
- Use common thread pool

Bug Fixes
- in APIs, performance bugs, optimizer, runtime, GPU backend, Spark

- Codegen

- Support for Spark 2.1/2.2 (make switch to newer ANTLR version)

Detailed JIRA release notes are here:

Berthold Reinwald
IBM Almaden Research Center
office: (408) 927 2208; T/L: 457 2208

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