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From Andrew Musselman <andrew.mussel...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [ANNOUNCE] Apache Mahout 0.14.0 Release
Date Sat, 09 Mar 2019 00:48:20 GMT
:)

On Thu, Mar 7, 2019 at 4:59 PM Peng Zhang <pzhang.xjtu@gmail.com> wrote:

> I’m very happy to hear this news~
>
> On Thu, Mar 7, 2019 at 10:25 Andrew Musselman <akm@apache.org> wrote:
>
> > The Apache Mahout PMC is pleased to announce the release of Mahout
> 0.14.0.
> > Mahout's goal is to create an environment for quickly creating
> > machine-learning applications that scale and run on the
> highest-performance
> > parallel computation engines available. Mahout comprises an interactive
> > environment and library that support generalized scalable linear algebra
> > and include many modern machine-learning algorithms. This release ships
> > some major changes from 0.13.0, most in support of simplicity and
> tidiness.
> >
> > To get started with Apache Mahout 0.14.0, download the release artifacts
> > and signatures from http://www.apache.org/dist/mahout/0.14.0.
> >
> > Many thanks to the contributors and committers who were part of this
> > release.
> >
> >
> > RELEASE HIGHLIGHTS
> >
> > The theme of the 0.14.0 release is a major refactor for simplicity of
> usage
> > and maintenance. Non-core items have been moved to the new “community”
> > module, and a new “experimental” area has been created for cutting-edge
> > work that may require user tuning for specific hardware configurations.
> >
> >
> > STATS
> >
> > A total of 15 separate JIRA issues are addressed in this release [1].
> >
> >
> > GETTING STARTED
> >
> > Download the release artifacts and signatures at
> > https://mahout.apache.org/general/downloads.html. The examples directory
> > contains several working examples of the core functionality available in
> > Mahout. These can be run via scripts in the examples/bin directory. Most
> > examples do not need a Hadoop cluster in order to run.
> >
> >
> > FUTURE PLANS
> >
> > 0.14.1
> >
> > As the project moves towards a 0.14.1 release, we are working on the
> > following:
> >
> > * Further Native Integration for increased speedups
> >
> > * JCuda backing for In-core Matrices and CUDA solvers
> >
> > * Enumeration across multiple GPUs per JVM instance on a given instance
> >
> > * GPU/OpenMP Acceleration for linear solvers
> >
> > * Further integration with other libraries such as MLLib and SparkML
> >
> > * Incorporate more statistical operations
> >
> > * Runtime probing and optimization of available hardware for caching of
> > correct/most optimal solver
> >
> >
> > CONTRIBUTING
> >
> > If you are interested in contributing, please see our How to Contribute
> [2]
> > page or contact us via email at dev@mahout.apache.org.
> >
> >
> > CREDITS
> >
> > As with every release, we wish to thank all of the users and contributors
> > to Mahout. Please see the JIRA Release Notes [1] for individual credits.
> > Big thanks to Trevor Grant for a large effort on the refactoring and
> > cleanup in this release.
> >
> >
> > KNOWN ISSUES:
> >
> > * The classify-wikipedia.sh example has an outdated link to the data
> files.
> > A workaround is to change the download section of the script to:  `curl
> >
> >
> https://dumps.wikimedia.org/enwiki/latest/enwiki-latest-pages-articles10.xml-p002336425p003046511.bz2
> > -o
> > <
> https://dumps.wikimedia.org/enwiki/latest/enwiki-latest-pages-articles10.xml-p002336425p003046511.bz2-o
> >
> > ${WORK_DIR}/wikixml/enwiki-latest-pages-articles.xml.bz2`
> >
> > * Currently GPU acceleration for supported operations is limited to a
> > single JVM instance
> >
> > * Occasional segfault with certain GPU models and computations
> >
> > * On older GPUs some tests fail when building ViennaCL due to card
> > limitations
> >
> > * Currently automatic probing of a system’s hardware happens at each
> > supported operation, adding some overhead
> >
> > * Currently the example in the main README errors out due to a packaging
> > error; we will be fixing this in the next point release
> >
> >
> >
> > [1]
> >
> >
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/issues/?jql=project%20%3D%20MAHOUT%20AND%20issuetype%20in%20(standardIssueTypes()%2C%20subTaskIssueTypes())%20AND%20status%20%3D%20Resolved%20AND%20fixVersion%20in%20(0.14.0)
> > <
> >
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/issues/?jql=project%20%3D%20MAHOUT%20AND%20issuetype%20in%20(standardIssueTypes()%2C%20subTaskIssueTypes())%20AND%20status%20%3D%20Resolved%20AND%20fixVersion%20in%20(0.13.0%2C%200.13.1%2C%201.0.0)
> > >
> >
> > [2] https://mahout.apache.org/developers/how-to-contribute
> >
>

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