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Scaling AI Workloads with the Ray Ecosystem

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  • Hybrid


  • Data Science, Machine Learning and MLOps


  • Intermediate


  • Moscone South | Upper Mezzanine | 156


  • 35 min
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Vue d'ensemble

Modern machine learning (ML) workloads, such as deep learning and large-scale model training, are compute-intensive and require distributed execution. Ray is an open-source, distributed framework from U.C. Berkeley’s RISELab that easily scales Python applications and ML workloads from a laptop to a cluster, with an emphasis on the unique performance challenges of ML/AI systems. It is now used in many production deployments.

This talk will cover Ray’s overview, architecture, core concepts, and primitives, such as remote Tasks and Actors; briefly discuss Ray’s native libraries (Ray Tune, Ray Train, Ray Serve, Ray Datasets, RLlib); and Ray’s growing ecosystem to scale your Python or ML workloads.

Through a demo using XGBoost for classification, we will demonstrate how you can scale training, hyperparameter tuning, and inference—from a single node to a cluster, with tangible performance difference when using Ray.

The takeaways from this talk are :

Learn Ray architecture, core concepts, and Ray primitives and patterns
Why Distributed computing will be the norm not an exception
How to scale your ML workloads with Ray libraries:
Training on a single node vs. Ray cluster, using XGBoost with/without Ray
Hyperparameter search and tuning, using XGBoost with Ray and Ray Tune
Inferencing at scale, using XGBoost with/without Ray

Session Speakers

Jules Damji

Lead Developer Advocate

Anyscale, Inc

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