This meetup is meant for IT-people and business people interested in Deep Learning [DL] and similar technologies based on IBM-technology combined with open source software. Either as a step on the road to a private AI environment or as an alternative to cloud based solutions, especially in the DL training process. Our focus is more on the usage of DL and platforms suitable for DL, and less on programming, specific libraries etc. The meetup is meant to be a community planning and executing seminars, workshops and other gatherings.
PowerAI is an IBM offering consisting of a free software stack of open source DL frameworks (TensorFlow, Caffe, Torch etc.) and IBM developed tools to assist in the DL-process (PowerAI Vision, Deep Learning Impact etc.). Everything pre-compiled and running on a very fast IBM Power9 AC922 with NVIDIA GPUs and NVLink as interconnect between CPUs and GPUs.