A new Deep Learning Stack for .NET


I gave a talk at GTC Europe 2016 in Amsterdam about our new open source project Alea TK.

Alea TK is a library for general purpose numerical computing and Deep Learning based on tensors and tensor expressions supporting imperative calculations as well as symbolic calculations with auto-differentiation. It is designed from ground up with CUDA acceleration in mind. It is easy to extend, install and deploy and is perfectly suited for rapid prototyping and new model development. Alea TK is built entirely in .NET and C#. It relies on the Alea GPU compiler and uses NVIDIA’s cuDNN library to accelerate many standard deep neural networks primitives.

Alea TK is still a young project. I explained the main design principles and presented the framework, with a particular focus on GPU kernel fusion technology.

Check out the slides and our poster.