Intel(R) Machine Learning Scaling Library for Linux* OS
Intel(R) Machine Learning Scaling Library (Intel(R) MLSL) is a library providing an efficient implementation of communication patterns used in deep learning.
- Built on top of MPI, allows for use of other communication libraries - Optimized to drive scalability of communication patterns - Works across various interconnects: Intel(R) Omni-Path Architecture, InfiniBand*, and Ethernet - Common API to support Deep Learning frameworks (Caffe*, Theano*, Torch*, etc.)
Intel(R) MLSL package comprises the Intel MLSL Software Development Kit (SDK) and the Intel(R) MPI Library Runtime components.
SOFTWARE SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
This section describes the required software.
- Red Hat* Enterprise Linux* 6 or 7 - SuSE* Linux* Enterprise Server 12 - Ubuntu* 16
- GNU*: C, C++ 4.4.0 or higher - Intel(R) C++ Compiler for Linux* OS 16.0 through 17.0 or higher
Virtual Environments: - Docker* - KVM*
Installing Intel(R) Machine Learning Scaling Library
Installing Intel(R) MLSL by building from source:
$ make $ [MLSL_INSTALL_PATH=/path] make install By default MLSL_INSTALL_PATH=$PWD/_install
Binary releases are available on our release page.
Installing Intel(R) MLSL using RPM Package Manager (root mode):
1. Log in as root 2. Install the package: $ rpm -i intel-mlsl-devel-64-<version>.<update>-<package#>.x86_64.rpm where <version>.<update>-<package#> is a string, such as: 2017.0-009 3. Uninstalling Intel(R) MLSL using the RPM Package Manager $ rpm -e intel-mlsl-devel-64-<version>.<update>-<package#>.x86_64
Installing Intel(R) MLSL using the tar file (user mode):
$ tar zxf l_mlsl-devel-64-<version>.<update>.<package#>.tgz $ cd l_mlsl_<version>.<update>.<package#> $ ./install.sh There is no uninstall script. To uninstall Intel(R) MLSL, delete the full directory you have installed the package into.
Launching Sample Application
The sample application needs python with the numpy package installed. You can use Intel Distribution for Python, Anaconda, or the python and numpy that comes with your OS. Before you start using Intel(R) MLSL, make sure to set up the library environment.
Use the command:
$ source <install_dir>/intel64/bin/mlslvars.sh $ cd <install_dir>/test $ make run
If the test fails, look in the log files in the same directory. Here <install_dir> is the Intel MLSL installation directory.
Intel MLSL is licensed under Apache License, Version 2.0.
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