Thursday, June 28, 2018

[Links of the Day] 28/06/2018 : Operational CRDT & causal trees, the story ISPC and Larabee compiler, Limitation of gradient descent


  • Causal Trees& Operational CRDTs : Educational project showing how to use CRDT for real-time document sharing and editing.
  • The story of ispc : Intel Larrabee compiler history. It seems that Intel missed the mark there, and was significantly too early for the deep learning onslaught. It seems that to some extent that the ISPC model would have significantly bridged the gap between GPU and CPU for machine learning computation. 
  • The limitations of gradient descent as a principle of brain function : looks like emulating more complex brain function will not work by using gradient descent methods. While this strategy was quite successful for deep learning it seems that there is some inherent limitation to a more generic brain functions emulation as the authors describe.