March 12th for RC1 looks good to me. That will give us enough time to 
stress-test recent GPU and Keras2DML fixes/features.

Regards,

Niketan.

> On Mar 1, 2018, at 5:23 PM, Matthias Boehm <mboe...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> I'm sure you've seen that Spark 2.3 just got released. This lines up
> beautifully with our own SystemML 1.1 release. Accordingly, I would
> recommend to use Spark 2.3 for our due diligence algorithm-level Q/A. How
> about we shoot for an RC1 by March 12? This should give enough time to run
> over reasonably large data and fix all related issues.
> 
> Regards,
> Matthias
> 
>> On Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 12:51 PM, Matthias Boehm <mboe...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> yes, absolutely. Here is a list of new features and improvements - please
>> feel free to extend as needed:
>> 
>> 1) Extended Caffe2DML and Keras2DML APIs
>> 2) Support for large-dense blocks >16GB in CP
>> 3) New builtin functions ifelse, xor, as well as and/or/not over matrices
>> 4) Single-precision support for native conv2d and mm operations.
>> 5) Performance features and correctness of ultra-sparse operations
>> 6) Codegen: new plan cache, nary cbind
>> 7) Parfor: result merge with accumulators +=, reduced initialization
>> overhead
>> 8) Compiler improvements: avoid unnecessary spark instructions, corrected
>> memory estimates
>> 
>> Until the RC, I'd like to support all deep learning builtin functions in
>> codegen, add a couple of pending parfor improvements, and potentially do a
>> first cut of the compiler/runtime integration for parameter servers.
>> 
>> Regards,
>> Matthias
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 12:36 PM, Niketan Pansare <npan...@us.ibm.com>
>> wrote:
>> 
>>> +1.
>>> 
>>> We should consider including single precision native BLAS in the release
>>> notes as well. If possible, we should add JNI wrappers for PowerPC, Windows
>>> and Mac too in this release.
>>> 
>>>> On Feb 6, 2018, at 12:27 PM, Berthold Reinwald <reinw...@us.ibm.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> sure.
>>>> 
>>>> Makes sense. Codegen and Keras2DML made good progress, and many other
>>>> fixes/improvements.
>>>> 
>>>> What else do we want time/track/highlight for it?
>>>> 
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Berthold Reinwald
>>>> IBM Almaden Research Center
>>>> office: (408) 927 2208; T/L: 457 2208
>>>> e-mail: reinw...@us.ibm.com
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> From:   Matthias Boehm <mboe...@gmail.com>
>>>> To:     dev@systemml.apache.org
>>>> Date:   02/05/2018 11:05 PM
>>>> Subject:        Release Planning
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> 
>>>> since our 1.0 release in Dec, we already got a number enhancements and
>>> new
>>>> features in, so I think it would be good to discuss the timeline for our
>>>> next SystemML 1.1 release. How about, we target mid March for a first
>>> RC?
>>>> Also, Berthold would you be willing to serve again as the release
>>> manager?
>>>> 
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Matthias
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>> 

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