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From Ellen Friedman <b.ellen.fried...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Welcome New Committer Nikolay Sakharnykh
Date Tue, 02 May 2017 01:22:09 GMT
Welcome Nikolay, and thank you for all your efforts for Mahout so far!!

Ellen Friedman


On Mon, May 1, 2017 at 5:34 PM, Dmitriy Lyubimov <dlieu.7@gmail.com> wrote:

> Welcome!!
>
> On Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 8:05 PM, Nikolai Sakharnykh <
> nsakharnykh@nvidia.com>
> wrote:
>
> > Hello everyone,
> >
> > I’m sorry for some delay with my introduction, have been swamped with
> > other projects recently ☺
> >
> > Having worked at NVIDIA for around 8 years I have seen GPUs to evolve
> from
> > specialized graphics processors to general purpose computing machines
> that
> > can tackle any problem in the world (as long as you can extract enough
> > parallelism ☺). My area of expertise as an engineer changed as well from
> > games and visual effects to high-performance computing and graph
> analytics.
> >
> > I must say that I’m relatively new to machine learning but it is a very
> > exciting and quickly evolving field and I’d like to share my knowledge
> and
> > skills with the community. I’m honored and very happy to be part of this
> > group and looking forward to making Apache Mahout work efficiently on
> GPUs!
> >
> > Nikolay.
> >
> > From: Peng Zhang [mailto:pzhang.xjtu@gmail.com]
> > Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2017 4:31 AM
> > To: Nikolai Sakharnykh <nsakharnykh@nvidia.com>; dev@mahout.apache.org;
> > user@mahout.apache.org
> > Subject: Re: Welcome New Committer Nikolay Sakharnykh
> >
> > Welcome Nikolay.
> >
> >
> > On Sat, 22 Apr 2017 at 12:17 Andrew Musselman <akm@apache.org<mailto:
> akm@
> > apache.org>> wrote:
> > The Apache Mahout PMC is pleased to announce that we have asked Nikolay
> > Sakharnykh to become a committer and he has accepted. His contribution of
> > an initial set of CUDA bindings into the project are good progress toward
> > our goal of simplifying matrix math at scale.
> >
> > Being a committer allows you to contribute more easily to the project,
> > since in addition to posting pull requests and patches you're also
> granted
> > write access to the code repository; which in turn means you can review
> and
> > accept community contributions, and help others pitch in.
> >
> > Nikolay, we're looking forward to working with you in the future;
> welcome!
> > It is customary for new committers to introduce themselves with a few
> words
> > :)
> >
> > Best
> > Andrew
> >
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