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There are three phases in the lifecycle of an application - research, application and aftermath of the application.
- Assess capabilities, determining the new frontiers for AI.
- Find a use for the application.
- Learn how to run it, monitor it and update it with time.
The three tracks at the 2023 Monsoon edition of The Fifth Elephant will cover this lifecycle.
The 2023 Monsoon edition is curated by:
- Nischal HP, Vice President of Data Engineering and Data Science at Scoutbee. Nischal curated the MLOps conference which was held online between 23 and 27 July 2021.
- Sumod Mohan, Founder and CEO at AutoInfer. Sumod curated Anthill Inside 2019 edition, held in Bangalore on 23 November.
- AI and Research - covers research, findings, and solutions for challenges on building models in various areas such as fraud detection, forecasting, and analytics. This track delves into the latest methodologies for handling challenges such as large-scale data processing, distributed computing, and optimizing model performance.
- Industrial applications of ML - covers implementation of AI in the industry, with more focus on the AI models, the issues in training, gathering data so, and so forth. ML is being used at scale in industries such as automotive, mechanical, manufacturing, agriculture, and such domains. This track focuses on the challenges in this space, as we see innovation coming out of these industries in the pursuit of using ML on a second-to-second basis.
- AI and Product - covers strategies for building AI products to scale and mitigating challenges. This track provides insights on incorporating AI tools and forecasting techniques to improve model training, developing a working model architecture, and using data in the business context.
The Fifth Elephant 2023 Monsoon edition will be held in-person. Attendance is open to The Fifth Elephant members only. Purchase a membership to attend the conference in-person. If you have questions about participation, post a comment here.
- Data/MLOps engineers who want to learn about state-of-the-art tools and techniques, especially from domains such as automobile, agri-tech and mechanical industries.
- Data scientists who want a deeper understanding of model deployment/governance.
- Architects who are building ML workflows that scale.
- Tech founders who are building products that require AI or ML.
- Product managers, who want to learn about the process of building AI/ML products.
- Directors, VPs and senior tech leadership who are building AI/ML teams.
Sponsorship slots are open for:
- Infrastructure (GPU, CPU and cloud providers) and developer productivity tool makers who want to evangelise their offering to developers and decision-makers.
- Companies seeking tech branding among AI and ML developers.
- Venture Capital (VC) firms and investors who want to scan the landscape of innovations and innovators in AI and who want to source leads for investment in the AI and ML space.
The data bottleneck in distributed AI/ML workloads
Its a no brainer that huge amounts of data in high TBs/PBs are going to be processed for any foundational models or even training of LLMs. In this talk, i propose to discuss the pain points of handling data at this scale
1.The choice of distributed training setups like slurm, deepspeed (pytorch wrapper) and other tools to see how to leverage multi-node GPUs which are one of the fundamental problems in AI/ML today.
2. The choice of storage technologies and its material impact on the data access speeds. Like where to use PVC, Object Storage, Block Storage and in-memory file systems
3. Choice of networking setup (200 Gigs vs 400 Gigs), openvswitch aggregation and bonding and offloads), network settings to acheive high throughputs
This trifecta, correctly setup and optimized can potentially determine if your training runs in days or weeks or months and the associated significant cost savings as a result.
This talk proposes to, in an ideal slot of 30 minutes discuss the various strategies around optimizing training speeds, inference speeds and buulding pipelines while focussing on the basic compute, storage and network aspects for a fundamental understanding and relatibility to existing compute problems.