Intel + Nervana

Today, we’re excited to announce the planned acquisition of Nervana by Intel*.  With this acquisition, Intel is formally committing to pushing the forefront of AI technologies.  Nervana intends to continue all existing development efforts including the Nervana Neon deep learning framework, Nervana deep learning platform, and the Nervana Engine deep [...]

By | Tuesday, August 9, 2016|General|

Securing the Deep Learning Stack

This is the first post of Nervana’s “Security Meets Deep Learning” series. Security is one of the biggest concerns for any enterprise, but it’s especially critical for companies deploying deep learning solutions since datasets often contain extremely sensitive information. Fundamentally, “security” refers to the protection of a system against the [...]

By | Monday, August 1, 2016|Product|

Nervana’s Deep Learning Course

Nervana is excited to share a series of short videos and accompanying exercises to learn how to build deep learning models with neon, our deep learning framework. We start with a basic introduction into deep learning concepts, provide an overview of the neon framework, and discuss key neon concepts such [...]

By | Saturday, July 16, 2016|General|

neon v1.5 released!

We’re excited to release neon v1.5 with Python 2 and Python 3 support, support for Pascal GPUs (GTX 1080) and performance enhancements such as persistent RNN kernels (based on the paper by Greg Diamos at Baidu), bringing a 12x performance gain compared to v1.4.0. Highlights from this release include: Python2/Python3 [...]

By | Friday, July 1, 2016|Developer|

Much Deeper, Much Faster: Deep Neural Network Optimization with SigOpt and Nervana Cloud

By: Scott Clark, Ian Dewancker, and Sathish Nagappan Tools like neon, Caffe, Theano, and TensorFlow make it easier than ever to build custom neural networks and to reproduce groundbreaking research. Current advancements in cloud-based platforms like the Nervana Cloud enable practitioners to seamlessly build, train, and deploy these powerful methods. Finding the best configurations of these deep nets and efficiently [...]

By | Monday, June 20, 2016|Developer|

Conference Roundup

Nervana attended four conferences over the last few weeks. We traveled to Puerto Rico for the International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), we went to Boston for Re-Work, and we stayed in sunny Silicon Valley for the New Frontiers in Computing (NFIC) conference and the EmTech Digital Conference. Three of [...]

By | Friday, June 10, 2016|General|

Transfer learning using neon

Introduction In the last few years plenty of deep neural net (DNN) models have been made available for a variety of applications such as classification, image recognition and speech translation. Typically, each of these models are designed for a very specific purpose, but can be extended to novel use cases. [...]

By | Wednesday, May 25, 2016|Developer|

Nervana Engine delivers deep learning at ludicrous speed!

Nervana is currently developing the Nervana Engine, an application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) that is custom-designed and optimized for deep learning. Training a deep neural network involves many compute-intensive operations, including matrix multiplication of tensors and convolution. Graphics processing units (GPUs) are more well-suited to these operations than CPUs since GPUs [...]

By | Wednesday, May 18, 2016|Product|