How To Train BERT 15x Faster
While state-of-the-art NLP models are very powerful, they also require massive computational resources to train.
Access to GPUs is increasingly necessary for modern NLP teams, but that frequently comes with headaches: sharing a GPU cluster is difficult, and porting your code to use distributed training is a hassle.
Consequently, many deep learning teams spend more time on DevOps than they do on deep learning.
CTO at Determined.ai
Neil Conway is co-founder and CTO of Determined AI, a startup that builds software to dramatically accelerate deep learning model development. Neil was previously a technical lead at Mesosphere and a major developer of both Apache Mesos and PostgreSQL.
Neil holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley, where he did research on large-scale data management, distributed systems, and programming languages.