SambaNova Systems as Part of New Industry and Research Consortium to Establish Standard Benchmark Suite for Machine Learning
A New Standard of Measurement in AI to Drive Further Innovation
The O’Reilly AI Conference, NEW YORK, May 2, 2018 – SambaNova Systems, a Palo Alto-based startup company building the most advanced machine learning and big data analytics platforms, today announced it has joined a cohort of industry pioneers in machine learning such as Baidu, Google, Intel, and others to collaboratively define a new benchmark suite for machine learning. These industry leaders are also joined in contribution by researchers from Harvard University, Stanford University, University of California – Berkeley, University of Minnesota, and University of Toronto.
“SambaNova Systems is proud to be invited as an inaugural member of the consortium of MLPerf supporting companies,” said Kunle Olukotun, Chief Technologist, SambaNova Systems. “We are pleased to be able to contribute our extensive experience and expertise in this field to help solve the most difficult machine learning and data analytics problems.”
Data scientists and organizations developing and using ML software frameworks, ML hardware accelerators, and ML cloud platforms will benefit from the establishment of a standard suite of machine learning benchmarks. MLPerf aims to enable rapid advancements in measurable performance improvements for machine learning workloads while reflecting different areas of ML that are important to the commercial and research communities and where open datasets and models exist.
About MLPerf benchmark suite
The MLPerf effort aims to build a common set of benchmarks that enables the machine learning (ML) field to measure system performance for both training and inference from mobile devices to cloud services. We believe that a widely accepted benchmark suite will benefit the entire community, including researchers, developers, builders of machine learning frameworks, cloud service providers, hardware manufacturers, application providers, and end users.
About SambaNova Systems
SambaNova Systems is building the industry’s most advanced systems platform to run AI applications from the datacenter to the edge. Founded in November 2017 in Palo Alto, California by industry luminaries, hardware and software design experts, world-class innovators from Sun/Oracle, and Stanford University. SambaNova Systems’ mission is to bring AI innovations that have been developed in advanced research to organizations around the world, helping to create AI for everyone, everywhere. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., the company’s investors include funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, Walden International, GV, Intel Capital, Redline Capital, Atlantic Bridge Ventures, WRVI Capital and several others. For more information please visit us at sambanova.ai or contact us at email@example.com.