Ever since Google created Kubernetes as an open source container orchestration tool, it has seen it blossom in ways it might never have imagined. As the project gains in popularity, we are seeing many adjunct programs develop. Today, Google announced the release of version 0.1 of the Kubeflow open source tool, which is designed to bring machine learning to Kubernetes containers.
While Google has long since moved Kubernetes into the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, it continues to be actively involved, and Kubeflow is one manifestation of that. The project was only first announced at the end of last year at Kubecon in Austin, but it is beginning to gain some momentum.
David Aronchick, who runs Kubeflow for Google, led the Kubernetes team for 2.5 years before moving to Kubeflow. He says the idea behind the project is to enable data scientists to take advantage of running machine learning jobs on Kubernetes clusters. Kubeflow lets machine learning teams take existing jobs and simply attach them to a cluster without a lot of adapting.
With today’s announcement, the project begins to move ahead, and according to a blog post announcing the milestone, brings a new level of stability, while adding a slew of new features that the community has been requesting. These include Jupyter Hub for collaborative and interactive training on machine learning jobs and Tensorflow training and hosting support, among other elements.
Aronchick emphasizes that as an open source project you can bring whatever tools you like, and you are not limited to Tensorflow, despite the fact that this early version release does include support for Google’s machine learning tools. You can expect additional tool support as the project develops further.
In just over 4 months since the original announcement, the community has grown quickly with over 70 contributors, over 20 contributing organizations along with over 700 commits in 15 repositories. You can expect the next version, 0.2, sometime this summer.
It’s been pretty quiet around Facebook’s Parse developer platform this year. The team launched its Internet of Things service in March and open-sourced its SDKs in August, but otherwise, we haven’t heard much about it. It looks like Facebook is putting a bit more emphasis on the service. The company today announced two new SDKs for Parse. The service now supports both… Read More
Today, OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence research company was announced to the world. Its director is a research scientist at Google, Ilya Sutskever. This comes a day after Facebook open-sourced its AI hardware.
Its reason for existing was explained in an introductory post:
Our goal is to advance digital intelligence in the way that is most likely to benefit humanity as a whole… Read More
It’s been a long night at the Copper Box Arena in London. The arena hosted the handball competition of the Summer Olympics two years ago. But this weekend has been all about a different kind of competition — the Disrupt London Hackathon. Some of them were participating in our event for the first time, while others were regular hackers. Their challenge was to come up with a neat,… Read More
And we’re back, with the second of three posts on having success with code bootcamps. Having explored whether coding bootcamps work for hiring top tech talent (hint: the answer is yes), we turn to tips for hiring bootcamp grads. From my experience, here are the top hiring lessons your company needs to learn. Read More
Microsoft recently released an updated Windows 10 Mobile build, numbered 10586.29. Microsoft’s Gabe Aul calls the new edition of the company’s smartphone operating system a “Cumulative Update” for the preceding build, 10586.
The build was a slight surprise to your humble servant, dropping in the early evening on a Friday Read More
One week after Facebook announced its SDK for tvOS, Twitter is also announcing its plans for Apple’s new platform. Developers will be able to integrate Digits into their apps and use Crashlytics. Read More
Autodesk is an old school software company, having launched in 1982 and gone public in 1990, but that doesn’t mean it’s too fixed in its ways to try something new. Today, the company is launching a new Platform as a Service it’s calling Forge.com and a $100 million fund to help prime the development pump.
It will essentially make 3D development and displaying available… Read More
Microsoft today launched PoweApps into preview. PowerApps is a new Office-like service that makes it easy for virtually any employee in a company to build basic mobile and web-based business apps — and for IT departments to enable them to do so. Read More
The No. 1 problem of almost every Silicon Valley entrepreneur is finding engineers. Developers in San Francisco are similar to apartments in San Francisco — really expensive, hard to get and even harder to keep. On top of a six-digit salary, bonuses and large stock packages, you’ve got to offer a super duper cool office, some unusual perks, etc. It doesn’t have to be this way. Read More