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Bug#822791: ITP: minerva -- deep learning framework

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Daniel Stender <stender@debian.org>
X-Debbugs-Cc: debian-devel@lists.debian.org

* Package name    : minerva
  Version         : 0.0~git20150804.7d21ed2
  Upstream Author : Yuptan Li <hotpxless@gmail.com>
* URL             : https://github.com/dmlc/minerva
* License         : Apache-2.0
  Programming Lang: C++/Python
  Description     : deep learning framework

Minerva is a deep learning library with a Numpy like NDarray programming
interface, and Python bindings implemented in Cython. It supports
CPU and (also multi) GPU processing via CUDA (therefore it is going to be
a contrib candidate).

However there are two questions concerning packaging this, there hasn't been
much development in the past months which is a little bit noticeable [1],
and instead of other deep learning frameworks already included into Debian
Minerva *must* have cuDNN [2] available for GPU processing, which isn't yet.

So, I would like to watch the project if it's active and when cuDNN would
become available (which would be highly appreciated for the Caffe and Theano
which could employ this to speed up) this could be a packaging candidate.

Moreinfo when this questions have been solved.


[1] there hasn't been no official stable release (no tags?) but Minerva is commonly
    mentioned among the "big" deep leaning frameworks (Caffe, Tensorflow, Theano etc.), like here:

[2] special Nvidia GPU library for primitives of deep neural networks:


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