• Type: Sub-task
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: SystemML 1.2
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      The objective of “paramserv” built-in function is to update an initial or existing model with configuration. An initial function signature would be: 

      model'=paramserv(model=paramsList, features=X, labels=Y, val_features=X_val, val_labels=Y_val, upd="fun1", agg="fun2", mode="LOCAL", utype="BSP", freq="BATCH", epochs=100, batchsize=64, k=7, scheme="disjoint_contiguous", hyperparams=params, checkpointing="NONE")

      We are interested in providing the model (which will be a struct-like data structure consisting of the weights, the biases and the hyperparameters), the training features and labels, the validation features and labels, the batch update function (i.e., gradient calculation func), the update strategy (e.g. sync, async, hogwild!, stale-synchronous), the update frequency (e.g. epoch or mini-batch), the gradient aggregation function, the number of epoch, the batch size, the degree of parallelism, the data partition scheme, a list of additional hyper parameters, as well as the checkpointing strategy. And the function will return a trained model in struct format.


      • model <list>: a list consisting of the weight and bias matrices
      • features <matrix>: training features matrix
      • labels <matrix>: training label matrix
      • val_features <matrix> [optional]: validation features matrix
      • val_labels <matrix> [optional]: validation label matrix
      • upd <string>: the name of gradient calculation function
      • agg <string>: the name of gradient aggregation function
      • mode <string> (options: LOCAL, REMOTE_SPARK): the execution backend where the parameter is executed
      • utype <string> (options: BSP, ASP, SSP): the updating mode
      • freq <string> [optional] (default: BATCH) (options: EPOCH, BATCH) : the frequence of updates
      • epochs <integer>: the number of epoch
      • batchsize <integer> [optional] (default: 64): the size of batch, if the update frequence is "EPOCH", this argument will be ignored
      • k <integer> [optional] (default: number of vcores, otherwise vcores / 2 if using openblas): the degree of parallelism
      • scheme <string> [optional] (default: disjoint_contiguous) (options: disjoint_contiguous, disjoint_round_robin, disjoint_random, overlap_reshuffle): the scheme of data partition, i.e., how the data is distributed across workers
      • hyperparams <list> [optional]: a list consisting of the additional hyper parameters, e.g., learning rate, momentum
      • checkpointing <string>[optional] (default: NONE) (options: NONE, EPOCH, EPOCH10) : the checkpoint strategy, we could set a checkpoint for each epoch or each 10 epochs 


      • model' <list>: a list consisting of the updated weight and bias matrices




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              Guobao LI Guobao
              Guobao LI Guobao
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