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Swift for TensorFlow: A portable, flexible platform for deep learning

Brennan Saeta
Marc Rasi
Brad Larson
Xihui Wu
Parker Schuh
Saleem Abdulrasool
Aleksandr Efremov
Dave Abrahams
Chris Lattner
Richard Wei
MLSys (2021)


Swift for TensorFlow is a deep learning platform that scales from mobile devices to clusters of hardware accelerators in data centers. It combines a language-integrated automatic differentiation system and multiple Tensor implementations within a modern ahead-of-time compiled language oriented around mutable value semantics. The resulting platform has been validated through use in over 30 deep learning models and has been employed across data center and mobile applications.