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Job of the Week: Computer Systems Researcher at Baidu USA

Baidu USA in Silicon Valley is seeking a Computer Systems Researcher in our Job of the Week. “Baidu’s research mission is to develop hard AI technologies that will reach and impact hundreds of millions of users. Our Silicon Valley Artificial Intelligence Lab (SVAIL) develops state-of-the-art AI technologies that require bleeding-edge systems to improve accuracy, scale, and performance. Our systems researchers address the many and new systems challenges that arise as we extend the AI state-of-the-art.”

Video: HPC Opportunities in Deep Learning

“This talk will provide empirical evidence from our Deep Speech work that application level performance (e.g. recognition accuracy) scales with data and compute, transforming some hard AI problems into problems of computational scale. It will describe the performance characteristics of Baidu’s deep learning workloads in detail, focusing on the recurrent neural networks used in Deep Speech as a case study. It will cover challenges to further improving performance, describe techniques that have allowed us to sustain 250 TFLOP/s when training a single model on a cluster of 128 GPUs, and discuss straightforward improvements that are likely to deliver even better performance.”