CATEGORY DeepLearning

A Small Gathering of Variables (K5 Spec)

I want to vent a bit about the current landscape of Deep Learning frameworks / libraries / middlewares.  Why do all of them have different file formats?  Its like having web browsers that expect different types of responses from web servers.  Hua? Neural Networks are pretty simple.  Its a graph with weights.  Basically an ordered…


Jetson TK1

MNIST on Jetson TX1 with Torch

What is a NVIDIA Jetson TX1 Development Kit?  In short is a quad-core ARM and a 256-core Maxwell GPU packed into a single chip with pretty much all the accessories you need in a breakout board.  Here is an unboxing video.  I have had the NVIDIA Jetson TK1 Development Kit for a while now and the TX1 it…



OSX Pickup dependencies: brew tap caskroom/cask brew cask install anaconda brew install zeromq openssl luarocks install luacrypto OPENSSL_DIR=/usr/local/opt/openssl/ Add to your shell if you use zsh: echo “export PATH=\”$HOME/anaconda3/bin:$PATH\”” >> ~/.zshrc source ~/.zshrc Or if you use bash: echo “export PATH=\”$HOME/anaconda3/bin:$PATH\”” >> ~/.bashrc source ~/.bashrc Now we can install Jupyter and iTorch conda install jupyter…


Laptop and eGPU Part 2 – Software

Disable Integrity Protection OSX El Capitan needs the disable integrity protection to run the modified Nvidia Drivers Shutdown your Mac. Press the power button and immediately hold down Command + R until you see the apple logo Now your Mac will be in Recovery Mode.  Open up Utilities -> Terminal Run the following command:  csrutil disable You…


Laptop and eGPU Part 1 – Hardware

Equipment MacBookPro or MacBookAir with Thunderbolt 2 port(s) Akitio Thunder2 PCIe Box GeForce GPU capable of CUDA, Maxwell generation or newer Bplus SWEX : ATX Power Supply Power ON switch ATX PC Power Supply (>400W) StarTech BEZELWRKIT ATX Case Front Bezel Wire Kit 4 Pcs Green Black Latching On/Off SPST Round Rocker Switch The…


The History of Deep Learning

Starting with John Kaufhold‘s DeepLearning presentation (pdf) to the DataCommunity DC back in 2014.  Marvin Galvin did a blog post covering the highlights.  Here is the video: With that history lesson, I want to zoom down a level of detail and understand all these papers.  Here are the papers in a handy script to download them. View…