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From "Niketan Pansare (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (SYSTEMML-1570) Remove fused sel+ operator
Date Mon, 01 May 2017 17:29:04 GMT


Niketan Pansare commented on SYSTEMML-1570:

Before closing this PR, please ensure that the performance benefits for CNNs (eg: Lenet) due
fused sel+ operators (such as relu_maxpooling and relu_maxpooling_backward) are preserved.

> Remove fused sel+ operator
> --------------------------
>                 Key: SYSTEMML-1570
>                 URL:
>             Project: SystemML
>          Issue Type: Task
>            Reporter: Matthias Boehm
>             Fix For: SystemML 1.0
> The fused operator sel+ (select positive values) is applied for patterns like (X>0)*X
and max(X,0) in order to eliminate unnecessary intermediates. It stems from a time when max
was sparse-unsafe and hence inefficient over sparse data. However, meanwhile we mark scalar
operators as conditionally sparse-safe depending on the given scalar constant c, which applies
for max if c<=0. Hence, this sel+ operator is meanwhile completely useless and should be
> Furthermore, we should also generalize the rewrites to rewrite the selection of negative
values (X<0)*X to min(X,0)

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