Thursday, February 9, 2017

Intel Unveils Deep Learning Library for Apache Spark

Intel today announced the open-source BigDL, a Distributed Deep Learning Library for the Apache Spark* open-source cluster-computing framework. The deep learning library is part of Intel Corporation’s strategy for enabling state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence in the industry. Announced last November, the strategy detailed Intel’s work to make AI training and tools broadly accessible to developers through the Intel® Nervana™ AI Academy. The BigDL features an efficient large-scale distributed deep learning library built on Spark architecture that makes deep learning more accessible to big data users and data scientists. BigDL enables the exporting of AI expertise to data scientists now working across thousands of applications in hundreds of fields.