Why Amazon picked MXNet for deep learning

Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, announced yesterday that the MXNet deep learning framework would become “[Amazon’s] deep learning framework of choice.” Choosing MXNet might come as a surprise to some, given the number of other frameworks — TensorFlow, Theano, Torch, or Caffe, to name a few — with far broader name recognition. Amazon claims it chose MXNet because it scales and runs better than almost anything else out there, but other motives may also be at work, too. Travels light, works hard, scales well MXNet caught InfoWorld’s attention earlier this year as one of the Open Source Rookies of the Year 2016. Among its notable attributes are its compact size and cross-platform portability, both of which Vogels praised: “The core library (with all dependencies) fits into a single C++ source file…

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