Date:Jan 05, 2018

neon is Intel Nervana ‘s reference deep learning framework committed to best performance on all hardware. Designed for ease-of-use and extensibility.

Features include:

  • Support for commonly used models including convnets, RNNs, LSTMs, and autoencoders. You can find many pre-trained implementations of these in our model zoo
  • Tight integration with our state-of-the-art GPU kernel library and Intel CPU MKLML library
  • 3s/macrobatch (3072 images) on AlexNet on Titan X (Full run on 1 GPU ~ 32 hrs)
  • Basic automatic differentiation support
  • Framework for visualization
  • Swappable hardware backends: write code once and deploy on CPUs, GPUs, or Nervana hardware

New features in this release:

  • Further optimized MKL backend performance for SSD inference
  • Updated MKLML to version 20171227
  • Enabled neon install with MKLML on Mac OSX
  • See more in the change log.

We use neon internally at Intel to solve our customers’ problems in many domains. Consider joining us. We are hiring across several roles. Apply here!