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ZeRO: Zero Redundancy Optimizer Explained

Intro The Microsoft team of Rajbhandari, Rasley, Ruwase, and He introduced a major breakthrough in efficient deep learning training in their seminal “ZeRO: Memory Optimizations Toward Training Trillion Parameter Models” paper. By developing the Zero Redundancy Optimizer (ZeRO) and associated techniques, they trained 8x bigger models and 10x better performance over state-of-the-art, as mentioned in… Read More »