MXNet v1.5.1.rc0 Release Notes

Release Date: 2019-09-05 // 12 days ago
  • πŸš€ Apache MXNet (incubating) 1.5.1 is a maintenance release incorporating important bug fixes and important performance improvements. All users of Apache MXNet (incubating) 1.5.0 are advised to upgrade. You can install Apache MXNet (incubating) 1.5.1 at the usual place. Please review these Release Notes to learn the bug fixes.

    πŸ› Bug-fixes

    • βž• add deconv in TRT subgraph (#15666) (#16043)
    • ⚑️ Update TRT tutorial with new APIs (#16044)
    • Fix _copy_to on MKLDNN backend (#15637) (#15803)
    • Benchmark doc fix (#15769) (#16029)
    • βœ‚ remove Julia cat image for license issue (#15964) (#16026)
    • βž• added check for empty params file and unknown param (not arg/aux) (#15917)
    • πŸ›  fix license issues (#15806) (#15860)
    • prevent TRT_Logger to be destroyed before TRT engine (#14898) (#15877)
    • [MXNET-1086] added sub and mul to ONNX->TensorRT conversion (#15344) (#15875)
    • πŸ– handle fix_gamma in tensorrt subgraph conversion correctly (#15645) (#15874)
    • πŸ›  fix LinearRegressionOutput with empty label (#15620) (#15873)
    • [v1.5.x] [MKLDNN] Independent gradients requests check with respect to weights… (#15805)
    • πŸ›  fix dropout mask output (#15697) (#15804)
    • πŸ›  fix fp32 flatten issue (#15351) (#15802)
    • πŸ“¦ Clojure package remove source images (#15828)
    • πŸ”„ changed constructor args (#15601) (#15827)
    • Add MKLDNN 4c layout to fix gluoncv se_resnext101_64x4d (#15692) (#15801)
    • πŸ›  Fix the bug of MXEnginePushAsyncND and MXEnginePushSyncND (#15751) (#15792)

    πŸ— How to build MXNet

    Please follow the instructions at https://mxnet.incubator.apache.org/install/index.html

    ⚑️ List of submodules used by Apache MXNet (Incubating) and when they were updated last

    ⚑️ | Name | Commit-id | Last update in MXNet | Last update in module | | --- | --- | --- | --- | | dlpack | 10892ac | Oct 30, 2017 | Aug 12, 2019 | | dmlc-core | 3943914 | May 14, 2019 | Sep 2, 2019 | βœ… | googletest | eb9225c | Jan 14, 2019 | Aug 29, 2019 | | mkldnn | 41bee20 | May 14, 2019 | Aug 27, 2019 | | mshadow | 1d79ecf | May 13, 2019 | Aug 4, 2019 | | nvidia_cub | c3cceac | Feb 16, 2018 | Jul 17, 2019 | | onnx-tensorrt | 1e209e5 | Jan 3, 2019 | Aug 22, 2019 | | openmp | 37c7212 | Nov 14, 2017 | Aug 28, 2019 | | ps-lite | 8a76389 | Apr 25, 2018 | Sep 2, 2019 | | tvm | 21935dc | May 21, 2019 | Sep 2, 2019 |


Previous changes from v1.5.0

  • πŸ†• New Features

    Automatic Mixed Precision (experimental)

    Training Deep Learning networks is a very computationally intensive task. Novel model architectures tend to have increasing numbers of layers and parameters, which slow down training. Fortunately, software optimizations and new generations of training hardware make it a feasible task.
    However, most of the hardware and software optimization opportunities exist in exploiting lower precision (e.g. FP16) to, for example, utilize Tensor Cores available on new Volta and Turing GPUs. While training in FP16 showed great success in image classification tasks, other more complicated neural networks typically stayed in FP32 due to difficulties in applying the FP16 training guidelines.
    πŸ“„ That is where AMP (Automatic Mixed Precision) comes into play. It automatically applies the guidelines of FP16 training, using FP16 precision where it provides the most benefit, while conservatively keeping in full FP32 precision operations unsafe to do in FP16. To learn more about AMP, check out this tutorial.

    πŸ‘ MKL-DNN Reduced precision inference and RNN API support

    πŸ“š Two advanced features, fused computation and reduced-precision kernels, are introduced by MKL-DNN in the recent version. These features can significantly speed up the inference performance on CPU for a broad range of deep learning topologies. MXNet MKL-DNN backend provides optimized implementations for various operators covering a broad range of applications including image classification, object detection, and natural language processing. Refer to the MKL-DNN operator documentation for more information.

    Dynamic Shape(experimental)

    πŸ‘ MXNet now supports Dynamic Shape in both imperative and symbolic mode. MXNet used to require that operators statically infer the output shapes from the input shapes. However, there exist some operators that don't meet this requirement. Examples are:

    • while_loop: its output size depends on the number of iterations in the loop.
    • boolean indexing: its output size depends on the value of the input data.
    • πŸ‘ many operators can be extended to take a shape symbol as input and the shape symbol can determine the output shape of these operators (with this extension, the symbol interface of MXNet can fully support shape).
      To support dynamic shape and such operators, we have modified MXNet backend. Now MXNet supports operators with dynamic shape such as contrib.while_loop, contrib.cond, and mxnet.ndarray.contrib.boolean_mask
      Note: Currently dynamic shape does not work with Gluon deferred initialization.

    πŸ‘ Large Tensor Support

    0️⃣ Currently, MXNet supports maximal tensor size of around 4 billon (232). This is due to uint32_t being used as the default data type for tensor size, as well as variable indexing.
    This limitation has created many problems when larger tensors are used in the model.
    A naive solution to this problem is to replace all uint32_t in the MXNet backend source code to int64_t.
    This solution is not viable, however, because many data structures use uint32_t as the data type for its members.
    Unnecessarily replacing these variables to int64_t will increase the memory consumption causing another limitation. Second, MXNet has many submodule dependencies.
    ⚑️ Updating the variable types in the MXNet repository is not enough. We also need to make sure different libraries, such as MKLDNN, MShadow etc. supports the int64_t integer data type.
    ⚑️ Third, many front end APIs assume unsigned 32-bit integer interface. Only updating the interface in C/C++ will cause all the language bindings to fail.
    ✨ Therefore, we need a systematic approach to enhance MXNet to support large tensors.
    Now you can enable large tensor support by changing the following build flag to 1: USE_INT64_TENSOR_SIZE = 1. Note this is set to 0 by default.
    πŸ‘ For more details please refer to the design document.

    ⚑️ Dependency Update

    πŸ‘ MXNet has added support for CUDA 10, CUDA 10.1, cudnn7.5, NCCL 2.4.2, and numpy 1.16.0.
    ⚑️ These updates are available through PyPI packages and build from source, refer to installation guid for more details.

    Gluon Fit API(experimental)

    Training a model in Gluon requires users to write the training loop. This is useful because of its imperative nature, however repeating the same code across multiple models can become tedious and repetitive with boilerplate code.
    The training loop can also be overwhelming to some users new to deep learning. We have introduced an Estimator and Fit API to help facilitate training loop.
    Note: this feature is still experimental, for more details, refer to design document.

    πŸ†• New Operators

    • split_v2 (#13687)
    • Gradient multiplier (contrib) operator (#13632)
    • πŸ‘ Image normalize operator - GPU support, 3D/4D inputs (#13802)
    • πŸ‘ Image ToTensor operator - GPU support, 3D/4D inputs (#13837)
    • βž• Add Gluon Transformer Crop (#14259)
    • GELU (#14449)
    • AdamW operator (Fixing Weight Decay Regularization in Adam) (#13728)
    • [MXNET-1382] Add the index_array operator (#14638)
    • βž• add an operator for computing the likelihood of a Hawkes self-exciting process (#14683)
    • βž• Add numpy linspace (#14927)

    πŸ”‹ Feature Improvements

    Operators

    • πŸ‘‰ make ROIAlign support position-sensitive pooling (#13088)
    • βž• Add erfinv operator for calculating inverse error function (#13811)
    • βž• Added optional parameters to BilinearResize2D to do relative scaling (#13985)
    • πŸ‘ MXNET-1295 Adding integer index support to Sequence* family of operators. (#13880)
    • πŸ‘ Export resize and support batch size (#14014)
    • CUDNN dropout (#13896)
    • 😌 Relaxing type requirements for slice_like op (#14097)
    • 😌 Relaxing type requirements for reshape_like op (#14325)
    • Parallelize CPU version and add GPU version of boolean_mask op (#14090)
    • βž• Add NHWC layout support to Pooling (cpu, gpu cuda, gpu cuDNN) (#13749)
    • ⚑️ Multi-precision AdamW update op (#14171)
    • [op] add back support for scalar type rescale_grad argument for adamw_update/mp_adamw_update (#14221)
    • move choose_element_0index to operator (#14273)
    • ⚑️ Optimize NMS (#14290)
    • ⚑️ Optimize NMS part 2 (#14352)
    • βž• add background class in box_nms (#14058)
    • 0️⃣ Use cudnn for dropout by default (#14278)
    • ⚑️ In-place updates for Nadam, Adadelta, Adamax and SGLD (#13960)
    • Aggregate SGD (#13346)
    • βž• Add proper exception message for negative shape in array creation routines (#14362)
    • πŸ‘Œ Support multi-threading for Custom Operator (#14363)
    • 🚚 moveaxis operator now accepts negative indices and sequence of ints as well. (#14321)
    • πŸ‘Œ Support SyncBatchNorm5D (#14542)
    • βž• Add nd.power and sym.pow (#14606)
    • πŸ”„ Change RNN OP to stateful (#14476)
    • βž• Add imresize and copyMakeBorder to mx.image (#13357)
    • add ctx for rand_ndarray and rand_sparse_ndarray (#14966)
    • βž• Add cpu implementation for Deformable PSROIPooling (#14886)
    • Add warning for fp16 inputs with MXNET_SAFE_ACCUMULATION=0 (#15046)
    • Safe LayerNorm (#15002)
    • use MXNET_SAFE_ACCUMULATION for softmax accumulator (#15037)
    • LayerNorm acceleration on GPU (#14935)
    • βž• Add matrix inversion operator in linalg (#14963)
    • implementation for equivalence of tf.moments (#14842)
    • πŸ‘‰ Use env var to enforce safe accumulation in ReduceAxesCompute (#14830)
    • [MXNet-1211] Factor and "Like" modes in BilinearResize2D operator (#13226)
    • βž• added extraction/generation of diagonal and triangonal matrices to linalg (#14501)
    • πŸ‘ [Mxnet-1397] Support symbolic api for requantize and dequantize (#14749)
    • 🌲 [MXNET-978] Support higher order gradient for log. (#14992)
    • βž• Add cpu implementation for Deformable Convolution (#14879)

    MKLDNN

    • πŸ”‹ Feature/mkldnn static (#13628)
    • πŸ”‹ Feature/mkldnn static 2 (#13503)
    • πŸ‘Œ support mkl log when dtype is fp32 or fp64 (#13150)
    • βž• Add reshape op supported by MKL-DNN (#12980)
    • Move the debug output message into MXNET_MKLDNN_DEBUG (#13662)
    • ↔ Integrate MKLDNN Conv1d and support 3d layout (#13530)
    • 0️⃣ Making MKL-DNN default on MXNet master (#13681)
    • βž• Add mkldnn OP for slice (#13730)
    • mkldnn s8 conv API change for master (#13903)
    • πŸ‘ [MKLDNN] Enable signed int8 support for convolution. (#13697)
    • βž• add mkldnn softmax_output (#13699)
    • MKLDNN based Quantized FullyConnected Operator and its fusion (#14128)
    • πŸ›  Fix entropy for uint8 (#14150)
    • πŸš€ Update MKL-DNN to v0.18 release (was: fix the Dense layer issue) (#13668)
    • πŸ‘ [MKL-DNN] Enable s8 support for inner product and 3d input with flatten=false (#14466)
    • ⚑️ Optimize transpose operator with MKL-DNN (#14545)
    • 🚚 [MKLDNN] Remove repeat parts in MKLDNN.md (#14995)
    • [MKLDNN] Enable more convolution + activation fusion (#14819)
    • ⚑️ Update MKL-DNN submodule to v0.19 (#14783)
    • βž• Add mkldnn_version.h to pip package (#14899)
    • [MKLDNN] add quantized sum (#14614)
    • ♻️ [MKLDNN]Refactor requantize to speed up execution (#14608)
    • [MKLDNN]Add quantized relu (#14604)
    • βž• Add MKLDNN headers to pip package (#14339)
    • βž• add symbolic link to mkldnn header files in include (#14300)
    • 0️⃣ disable default MKLDNN for cross compilation (#13893)
    • ⚑️ Update MKLDNN_README.md (#13653)
    • πŸ‘ [Quantization] Support zero-size tensor input for quantization flow (#15031)
    • πŸ‘Œ Support 3D input for MKL-DNN softmax operator (#14818)
    • βž• Add primitive cache for MKL-DNN sum(elemwise_add operator (#14914)
    • πŸ›  Fix reshape to add in-place back (#14903)
    • [int8] Add MobileNetV2_1.0 & ResNet18 Quantization (#14823)
    • 🚀 [MKLDNN]Improve quantizeV2 and dequantize latency (#14641)
    • βž• added mkldnn dependency for plugin compile target (#14274)
    • πŸ‘Œ Support Quantized Fully Connected by INT8 GEMM (#12922)

    ONNX

    • ONNX export: Instance normalization, Shape (#12920)
    • ONNX export: Logical operators (#12852)
    • ONNX import/export: Size (#13112)
    • ONNX export: Add Flatten before Gemm (#13356)
    • βœ… ONNX import/export: Add missing tests, ONNX export: LogSoftMax (#13654)
    • ONNX import: Hardmax (#13717)
    • [MXNET-898] ONNX import/export: Sample_multinomial, ONNX export: GlobalLpPool, LpPool (#13500)
    • ONNX ops: norm exported and lpnormalization imported (#13806)
    • [MXNET-880] ONNX export: Random uniform, Random normal, MaxRoiPool (#13676)
    • 0️⃣ ONNX export: Add Crop, Deconvolution and fix the default stride of Pooling to 1 (#12399)
    • onnx export ops (#13821)
    • ONNX export: broadcast_to, tile ops (#13981)
    • πŸ‘ ONNX export: Support equal length splits (#14121)

    TensorRT

    • [MXNET-1252][1 of 2] Decouple NNVM to ONNX from NNVM to TenosrRT conversion (#13659)
    • ⚑️ [MXNET-703] Update to TensorRT 5, ONNX IR 3. Fix inference bugs. (#13310)
    • ♻️ [MXNET-703] Minor refactor of TensorRT code (#13311)
    • πŸ‘ reformat trt to use subgraph API, add fp16 support (#14040)

    πŸ‘ FP16 Support

    • ⚑️ Update mshadow to support batch_dot with fp16. (#13716)
    • float32 β†’ float16 cast consistency across implementations (#13857)
    • πŸ”€ modifying SyncBN doc for FP16 use case (#14041)
    • πŸ‘Œ support dot(vector, vector) for fp16 inputs on GPU (#14102)
    • softmax for fp16 with fp32 accumulator (#14098)
    • [MXNET-1327] Allow RNN Layers to be initialized to fp16 (#14219)
    • fp16 safe norm operator (#14616)
    • ⚑️ NAG Optimizer with multi-precision support (#14568)

    πŸ‘ Deep Graph Library(DGL) support

    • βž• Add graph_compact operator. (#13436)
    • Accelerate DGL csr neighbor sampling (#13588)

    Horovod Integration

    • βž• Add extra header file to export for error checking (#13795)
    • whitelist symbols for using MXNet error handling externally (#13812)
    • πŸ“Œ Use CPUPinned context in ImageRecordIOParser2 (#13980)
    • Add pin_device_id option to Gluon DataLoader (#14136)

    Dynamic Shape

    • [MXNET-1315] Add checks for dynamic-shaped operators in CachedOp (#14018)
    • [MXNET-1325] Make InferShapeAttr a standalone pass (#14193)
    • [MXNET-1324] Add NaiveRunGraph to imperative utils (#14192)
    • [MXNET-1352] Allow dynamic shape in while_loop and if conditionals (#14393)

    Backend Engine

    • Add infer_type_partial (#14214)
    • Tidy up storage allocation and deallocation (#14480)
    • βž• Add MXEnginePushAsync and MXEnginePushSync C APIs (#14615)
    • ✨ Enhance subgraph API (#14113)
    • ✨ Enhance PartitionGraph (#14277)
    • πŸ‘ Allow clearing gpu cache (#14252)
    • πŸ›  Fix warning / static function in header. (#14900)
    • Simplify creation of NodeEntry instances and use emplace_back (#14095)
    • βž• Add unpooled gpu memory type (#14716)
    • [MXNET-1398] Enable zero-copy from numpy to MXNet NDArray (#14733)
    • 0️⃣ Use DEFAULT macro in C APIs (#14767)
    • Avoid unnecessary vector copies in imperative_utils.cc (#14665)
    • πŸ‘Œ Support populating errors back to MXNet engine in callback (#13922)
    • βͺ Restore save/load ndarray to 1.4.1 (#15073)
    • Enable serializing/deserializing ndarrays in np_shape semantics (#15090)
    • πŸ‘ [numpy] Support zero-dim and zero-size tensors in MXNet (#14661)
    • Rename np_compat to np_shape (#15063)
    • [MXNET-1330] Bring nnvm::Tuple to mxnet::Tuple (#14270)

    πŸ‘ Large Tensor Support

    • πŸ‘ Large array support for randint (#14242)
    • πŸ‘ [MXNET-1185] Support large array in several operators (part 1) (#13418)
    • βœ… [MXNET-1401] adding more operators to test support for Large Tensor (#14944)
    • πŸ‘ [MXNET-1410]Adding Large Tensor Support for tensor transpose (#15059)

    Quantization

    • Exclude concat layer for gpu quantization (#14060)
    • ✨ Enhance gpu quantization (#14094)
    • Register fake grad to subgraph and quantized operators (#14275)
    • βž• Add int8 data loader (#14123)

    Profiler

    • [MXNET-857] Add initial NVTX profiler implementation (#12328)

    CoreML

    • Add more support for mxnet_to_coreml (#14222)

    Front End API

    Gluon

    • βž• Add pixelshuffle layers (#13571)
    • [MXNET-766] add dynamic_unroll RNN for HybridBlock (#11948)
    • βž• add pos_weight for SigmoidBinaryCrossEntropyLoss (#13612)
    • πŸ“± Rewrite dataloader with process pool, improves responsiveness and reliability (#13447)
    • Complimentary gluon DataLoader improvements (#13606)
    • [Fit-API] Adress PR comments (#14885)
    • ⚑️ [Fit API] update estimator (#14849)
    • ⚑️ [MXNET-1396][Fit-API] Update default handler logic (#14765)
    • [Fit API] improve event handlers (#14685)
    • 🚚 move to gluon contrib (#14635)
    • 🚚 move estimator to contrib (#14633)
    • ⚑️ [MXNet-1340][Fit API]Update train stats (#14494)
    • [MXNet-1334][Fit API]base class for estimator and eventhandler (#14346)
    • [MXNET-1333] Estimator and Fit API (#14629)
    • βž• Add support for fast variable-length LSTM (#14208)
    • βž• Add the Gluon Implementation of Deformable Convolution (#14810)
    • hybridize rnn and add model graph (#13244)

    Python

    • Python BucketingModule bind() with grad_req = 'add' (#13984)
    • πŸ“š Refine runtime feature discovery python API and add documentation to … (#14130)
    • βš™ Runtime feature detection (#13549)
    • βž• Add dtype visualization to plot_network (#14066)
    • [MXNET-1359] Adds a multiclass-MCC metric derived from Pearson (#14461)
    • πŸ‘Œ support long for mx.random.seed (#14314)
    • Optimization of metric evaluation (#13471)
    • [MXNET-1403] Disable numpy's writability of NDArray once it is zero-copied to MXNet (#14948)
    • ♻️ Refactor ImageRecordIter (#14824)

    Language Bindings

    Scala

    • πŸ‘ [MXNET-1260] Float64 DType computation support in Scala/Java (#13678)
    • [MXNET-1000] get Ndarray real value and form it from a NDArray (#12690)
    • Now passing DType of Label downstream to Label's DataDesc object (#14038)
    • Scala interpreter instructions (#14169)
    • βž• Add default parameters for Scala NDArray.arange (#13816)
    • [MXNET-1287] Up scala comp (#14667)
    • ⚠ [MXNET-1385] Improved Scala Init and Macros warning messages (#14656)
    • βœ‚ Remove all usages of makefile for scala (#14013)
    • ⚑️ Update scala-package gitignore configuration. (#13962)
    • πŸ‘· [MXNET-1177]Adding Scala Demo to be run as a part of Nightly CI (#13823)
    • ⚠ [MXNET-1287] Miscellaneous Scala warning fixes (#14658)
    • πŸ›  Fix jar path and add missing ones for spark jobs (#14020)
    • πŸ“¦ [MXNET-1155] Add scala packageTest utility (#13046)
    • [MXNET-1195] Cleanup Scala README file (#13582)
    • βž• Add scalaclean to make clean (#14322)
    • βž• Add maven wraper to scala project. (#13702)
    • βž• Add new Maven build for Scala package (#13819)
    • [MXNET-1287] Feat dep (#14668)
    • βž• add Apache header on all XML (#14138)
    • ⚑️ update the version name (#14076)
    • πŸ”„ change to compile time (#13835)
    • [MXNET-918] Random module (#13039)
    • πŸš€ Avoid secondary deployment of package to local (#14647)

    Java

    • [MXNET-1180] Java Image API (#13807)
    • [MXNET-1285] Draw bounding box with Scala/Java Image API (#14474)
    • βž• Add BERT QA Scala/Java example (#14592)
    • πŸ‘ [MXNET-1232] fix demo and add Eclipse support (#13979)
    • [MXNET-1331] Removal of non-MXNET classes from JAR (#14303)
    • ⚑️ Java install info update (#13912)
    • ⚑️ [MXNET-1226] add Docs update for MXNet Java (#14395)
    • [MXNET-1383] Java new use of ParamObject (#14645)
    • MXNET-1302 Exclude commons-codec and commons-io from assembled JAR (#14000)

    C++

    • πŸ–¨ print error message for mxnet::cpp::Operator::Invoke when failed (#14318)
    • πŸ— build docs with CPP package (#13983)
    • ⚑️ Update inception_inference.cpp (#14674)
    • ⚑️ Optimize C++ API (#13496)

    Clojure

    • ⚑️ [Clojure] - Add Spec Validations to the Optimizer namespace (#13499)
    • [Clojure] Add Spec Validations for the Random namespace (#13523)
    • πŸš€ [Clojure] Correct the versions in the README so they correspond to the latest maven.org release ([#13507)
    • πŸ“¦ Port of scala infer package to clojure (#13595)
    • πŸ›  Clojure example for fixed label-width captcha recognition (#13769)
    • ⚑️ Update project.clj file to use the snapshots repo to be able to pull (#13935)
    • πŸ“¦ [Clojure] Add resource scope to clojure package (#13993)
    • πŸ“¦ [clojure-package] improve docstrings in image.clj (#14307)
    • [Clojure] Helper function for n-dim vector to ndarray (#14305)
    • [clojure]: add comp-metric based on CompositeEvalMetric (#14553)
    • ✨ [Clojure] enhance draw bounding box (#14567)
    • [Clojure] Add methods based on NDArrayAPI/SymbolAPI (#14195)
    • [Clojure] Clojure BERT QA example (#14691)
    • πŸ“¦ [clojure-package][wip] add ->nd-vec function in ndarray.clj (#14308)
    • πŸš€ [Clojure] Correct the versions in the README so they correspond to the latest maven.org release (#13507)
    • ⚑️ Update version to v1.5.0 including clojure package (#13566)
    • πŸ”€ [clojure][generator] ndarray/symbol api random merged (#14800)
    • ⬆️ upgrade codox to work with lein 2.9.0 (#14133)
    • βœ… [clojure] fix: image test does not rely on s3 to run (#15122)

    Julia

    • πŸ‘ Julia v0.7/1.0 support and drop v0.6 support (#12845)
    • Julia: split ndarray.jl into several snippets (#14001)
    • Julia: split symbolic-node.jl into several snippets (#14024)
    • Julia: rename mx.clip to clamp for NDArray (#14027)
    • Julia: add binding for runtime feature detection (#13992)

    Perl:

    • Two more gluon loss classes. (#14194)

    R

    • βž• add NAG optimizer to r api (#14023)
    • πŸ“¦ R-Package Makefile (#14068)

    🐎 Performance Improvements

    • Less cudaGet/SetDevice calls in Gluon execution (#13764)
    • πŸ‘Œ Improve bulking in Gluon (#13890)
    • Increase perfomance of BulkAppend and BulkFlush (#14067)
    • 🐎 Performance improvement in ToTensor GPU Kernel (#14099)
    • 🐎 Performance improvement in Normalize GPU Kernel (#14139)
    • Bulked op segments to allow Variable nodes (#14200)
    • 🐎 Performance improving for MKL-DNN Quantized FullyConnected (#14528)
    • speedup SequenceMask on GPU (#14445)
    • Dual stream cudnn Convolution backward() with MXNET_GPU_WORKER_NSTREAMS=2. (#14006)
    • Speedup _contrib_index_copy (#14359)
    • 🐎 use mkl sparse matrix to improve performance (#14492)
    • Re-enable static cached_op optimization (#14931)
    • Speed up SequenceReverse (#14627)
    • πŸ‘Œ Improve FC perf when no_bias=False (#15033)
    • πŸ‘Œ Improve cached_op performance for static mode (#14785)

    Example and Tutorials

    • [MXNET-949] Module API to Gluon API tutorial (#12542)
    • πŸ‘Œ Support SSD f32/int8 evaluation on COCO dataset (#14646)
    • [MXNET-1209] Tutorial transpose reshape (#13208)
    • [Clojure] Add Fine Tuning Sentence Pair Classification BERT Example (#14769)
    • example/ssd/evaluate/eval_metric.py (#14561)
    • βž• Add examples of running MXNet with Horovod (#14286)
    • βž• Added link to landing page for Java examples (#14481)
    • ⚑️ Update lip reading example (#13647)
    • [MXNET-1121] Example to demonstrate the inference workflow using RNN (#13680)
    • 🚚 [MXNET-1301] Remove the unnecessary WaitAll statements from inception_inference example (#13972)
    • Modifying clojure CNN text classification example (#13865)
    • [MXNET-1210] Gluon Audio - Example (#13325)
    • βž• add examples and fix the dependency problem (#13620)
    • βž• add quantization example to readme (#14186)
    • Add an inference script providing both accuracy and benchmark result for original wide_n_deep example (#13895)
    • ⚑️ Update autoencoder example (#12933)
    • #13813 examples with opencv4/origami (#13813)
    • [MXNET-1083] Add the example to demonstrate the inference workflow using C++ API (#13294)
    • βž• Add tutorial on how to use build from source jar (#14197)
    • Gluon end to end tutorial (#13411)
    • ⚑️ Update MXNetTutorialTemplate.ipynb (#13568)
    • Simplifications and some fun stuff for the MNIST Gluon tutorial (#13094)
    • Clarify dependency on OpenCV in CNN Visualization tutorial. (#13495)
    • ⚑️ Update row_sparse tutorial (#13414)
    • βž• add clojure tutorials to index (#14814)
    • ⚑️ Update lstm_crf.py (#14865)

    Website

    πŸ“š Documentation

    • πŸš€ [MXNET-1402] MXNet docs change for 1.4.1 release (#14949)
    • βž• Add API documentation for upsampling operator with examples (#14919)
    • πŸ”€ Make docblocks for Gluon BatchNorm and SyncBatchNorm consistent with the code (#14840)
    • ⚑️ [DOC] Update ubuntu install instructions from source (#14534)
    • πŸ“„ [Clojure] Better api docstrings by replacing newlines (#14752)
    • πŸ›  Fix documentation for bilinear upsampling and add unit test (#14035)
    • ⚑️ Updated docs for R-package installation (#14269)
    • πŸ“„ [docstring] improve docstring and indentation in module.clj (#14705)
    • 🚚 The folder python-howto was removed in an earlier commit. The reference to that folder was not removed. Making a PR to remove the reference to this folder to keep documents consistent (#14573)
    • πŸ“š Updated documentation about nightly tests (#14493)
    • [Doc] Start the tutorials for MKL-DNN backend (#14202)
    • [DOC] fix sym.arange doc (#14237)
    • πŸ›  fix render issue in NDArray linalg docs (#14258)
    • πŸ“¦ [clojure-package] fix docstrings in normal.clj (#14295)
    • πŸ“š [DOC] Refine documentation of runtime feature detection (#14238)
    • ⚑️ [MXNET-1178] updating scala docs (#14070)
    • πŸ›  Fix website scala doc (#14065)
    • Return value docs for nd.random.* and sym.random.* (#13994)
    • πŸ›  Fixing the doc for symbolic version of rand_zipfian (#13978)
    • πŸ›  fix doc of take operator (#13947)
    • πŸ›  beta doc fixes (#13860)
    • πŸ“š [MXNET-1255] update hybridize documentation (#13597)
    • πŸ“š Update Adam optimizer documentation (#13754)
    • πŸ— local docs build feature (#13682)
    • gluon docfix (#13631)
    • βž• Added javadocs and improved example instructions (#13711)
    • πŸ“¦ [MXNET-1164] Generate the document for cpp-package using Doxygen (#12977)
    • πŸ›  Fix warning in waitall doc (#13618)
    • ⚑️ Updated docs for randint operator (#13541)
    • ⚑️ Update java setup docs for 1.4.0 (#13536)
    • πŸ“„ clarify ops faq regarding docs strings (#13492)
    • πŸ“š [MXNET-1158] JVM Memory Management Documentation (#13105)
    • πŸ›  Fixing a 404 in the ubuntu setup doc (#13542)
    • πŸ›  Fix READMEs for examples (#14179)
    • [Doc] Add MKL-DNN operator list (#14891)
    • πŸ›  Fixed some typos in AvgPooling Docs (#14324)
    • doc fix (#13465)
    • πŸ”„ Change Straight Dope to Dive into Deep Learning (#14465)
    • ⚑️ [DEV] update code owner (#14862)
    • βž• Add notes about debug with libstdc++ symbols (#13533)
    • Mention additional language bindings and add links (#14798)
    • βž• add contributors from intel (#14455)
    • πŸš€ what's new - add 1.4.0 release (#14435)
    • βž• added note about cuda9.2 requirement (#14140)
    • βœ‚ Remove unnecessary "also" in README.md (#14543)
    • ⚑️ Updated news.md with the latest mkldnn submodule version (#14298)
    • βž• add new cloud providers to install page (#14039)
    • ⚑️ Update NOTICE (#14043)
    • ⚑️ Update README.md (#13973)
    • ⚑️ Update profiler doc (#13901)
    • βž• Add CODEOWNERS for Julia package (#13872)
    • ⚑️ update code owner (#13737)
    • ⚑️ Update git clone location to apache github (#13706)
    • πŸ†• NEWS.md backport from v1.4.x to master (#13693)
    • ⚑️ Update CODEOWNERS, add Pedro Larroy. (#13579)
    • [MXNET-1225] Always use config.mk in make install instructions (#13364)
    • Docs & website sphinx errors squished 🌦 (#13488)
    • βž• add Qing's Key to master (#14180)
    • βž• add KEY for zachgk (#14965)
    • corrected a spellign (#14247)
    • πŸš€ 1.4 release (#14297)

    πŸ— Build and Test

    • πŸ›  Fix scala doc build break for v1.3.1 (#13820)
    • βž• Adds additional CUDA build environments (#14909)
    • πŸ‘ Pins version of scikit-learn for python2 due to drop in support (#14928)
    • ⬆️ upgrade the libpng to 1.6.35 (#14620)
    • ⚑️ Updates to cudnn package installation (#14923)
    • πŸ‘Œ Improve order of execution of install scripts. (#14867)
    • Installs qemu pip requirements from qemu requirements file (#14355)
    • ⚑️ update raspberry pi install instructions (#14172)
    • ⚑️ update the scala installation tutorial on intellij (#14033)
    • βœ‚ Removes unneeded nvidia driver ppa installation (#13814)
    • πŸ— script for installing gpu libraries and build tools (#13646)
    • Set install path for libmxnet.so dynamic lib on Mac OS (#13629)
    • compatibility with opencv4 (#14313)
    • βœ… Flaky test #14189 (#14190)
    • Enforce determinism for backwards compatibility checker (#14463)
    • πŸ”„ Change CUB submodule to track Nvidia CUB project. (#13322)
    • ⚑️ Updates gpu tests to use CUDNN_VERSION supplied by the environment but default to 7.0.3 if not set (#14595)
    • ⬆️ upgrade the version to 2.0.2 (#14621)
    • ⚑️ [Dependency Update] Upgrade the libtiff to 4.0.10 (#14623)
    • ⚑️ [Dependency Update] Upgrade cuDNN & NCCL (#14884)
    • ⚑️ [Dependency Update] Upgrade openssl to 1.1.1b (#14837)
    • ⚑️ [Dependency Update] Upgrade CI to use latest cuDNN (#14950)
    • GPU RNN to use TempSpace resource for workspace. (#15056)
    • βž• Add vim-nox to ci/docker/install/ubuntu_core.sh (#14632)
    • πŸ›  Fix dockerized GPU builds in dev_menu (#14603)
    • πŸš€ [MXNET-1093] Add python3 Docker images for each MXNet release (#12791)
    • 🐳 increased docker shared memory (#14119)
    • πŸ›  Fix permissions of ci/docker/install/ubuntu_publish.sh (#13840)
    • 🐳 Dockerfiles for Publish Testing (#13707)
    • πŸ›  Fix test randint (#14990)
    • βœ… Silence excessive mkldnn logging output on tests. (#14947)
    • πŸ›  Fix test memory with ResourceScope (#14666)
    • πŸ”€ Sync Horovod distributed training examples with latest changes (#14748)
    • βœ… use mx.context.num_gpus instead of mx.test_utils.list_gpus in MF recommender example (#14926)
    • [MXNET-1400] adding tests cases to verify large tensor support for depth_to_space and space_to_depth (#14797)
    • rewrite test_custom_op_exc (#14878)
    • 🚚 [Clojure] Remove unneeded test files (#14813)
    • βœ… Use correct stash name when running nightly tests (#14809)
    • βœ… julia/ndarray: fix flaky test cases for clamp (#14776)
    • Updates tolerances for test_layer_bidirectional (#14682)
    • Adds context parameter to check_rnn_layer_forward calls in test_lstmp (#14529)
    • βœ… reenable the test (#14483)
    • βœ… temporarily disable integ tests with a dependency on origami repo (#14448)
    • Bypass ThreadedEngine in test_operator_gpu.py:test_convolution_multiple_streams. (#14338)
    • ⚑️ Updated the MLP test to accept the number of epochs. Reduced the epochs in ci_test.sh to shorten the CI build time (#14149)
    • βœ… follow up on fix nightly test (#14134)
    • βœ… Julia: enable integration test (#14025)
    • fix test_depthwise_convoltuion for occasional CI failures (#14016)
    • πŸ›  fix test_stn (#14063)
    • βž• Add a test for SGLD optimizer with comparisons for set noise seeds. (#13762)
    • βœ… Code modification for testcases of various network models in directory example (#12498)
    • Remove MXNET_STORAGE_FALLBACK_LOG_VERBOSE from test_autograd.py (#13830)
    • βœ… [MXNET-1263] Unit Tests for Java Predictor and Object Detector APIs (#13794)
    • βœ… ONNX test code cleanup (#13553)
    • βœ… #13385 [Clojure] - Turn examples into integration tests (#13554)
    • βž• add cpp example inception to nightly test (#13534)
    • βœ… Fix flaky test test_random:test_randint_generator (#13498)
    • βž• Adding test for softmaxoutput (#13116)
    • ⚑️ [MXNET-1235] Add a test for AdaMax optimizer (#13467)
    • πŸ— [MXNET-545] Fix broken cython build (#10951)
    • ⚑️ Update mkldnn window build instructions in MKLDNN_README.md (#14952)
    • 🚦 Added USE_SIGNAL_HANDLER to other Linux builds which didn't had it (#14122)
    • πŸ— Static build for Python (#13916)
    • 🏁 Julia: add windows-cpu build (#13937)
    • πŸ— Static build instruction for MXNet in general (#13914)
    • πŸ— Jenkins nightly maven with static build script and gpu (#13767)
    • πŸ— Re-organize Scala maven build (#13626)
    • πŸ— disable error checking when building old versions (#13725)
    • πŸ— scripts for building libmxnet binary and wheel (#13648)
    • πŸ‘Œ Improve dev_menu usability, local build and virtualenv (#13529)
    • πŸ— Scripts for building dependency libraries of MXNet (#13282)
    • πŸ— [MXNET-1224]: improve scala maven jni build and packing. (#13493)
    • πŸ›  fix compile error in debug mode (#13873)
    • βž• add ccache to docs build (#13832)
    • ⬇ Decreases test sensitivity (#15014)
    • bump up atol for test_bilinear_resize_op (#15011)
    • Add STL checks via -D_GLIBCXX_ASSERTIONS in debug mode (#14896)
    • clean up duplicate cudnn installation (#14996)
    • πŸ›  fix custom op fork test (#14753)
    • πŸ›  fix pi instructions (#14746)
    • Reenable TensorRT step (#14654)
    • πŸ›  Fixes for CI downloads (#14504)
    • πŸ›  Fixed tutorial warnings (#14472)
    • πŸ›  Fixes static build script for cub directory rename (#14578)
    • βž• add a compiler flag to use int64 as tensor size (#14570)
    • ⬆️ Upgrade Pylint version to 2.3.1 (#14807)
    • πŸ›  Fixes installation nightly test by filtering out the git commands (#14144)
    • πŸ›  fix nightly test on tutorials (#14036)
    • πŸ›  Fix MXNet R package build (#13952)
    • βœ… re-enable test after issue fixed #10973 (#14032)
    • βž• Add back R tests and fix typo around R and perl tests (#13940)
    • πŸ›  Fix document build (#13927)
    • 🏁 Temporarily disables windows pipeline to unblock PRs (#14261)
    • πŸ›  Fix USE_MKLDNN check in Makefile (#13775)
    • Fix spelling in threaded_engine_test (#14709)
    • πŸ›  Fix cmake options parsing in dev_menu (#13458)
    • βž• Add Local test stage and option to jump directly to menu item from commandline (#13809)
    • βž• Add CPU test coverage and refine cmake builds (#13338)
    • βœ… ONNX test code cleanup - part 2 (#13738)
    • Rearrange tests written only for update_on_kvstore = True (#13514)
    • βž• add batch norm test (#13625)
    • ⚑️ Adadelta optimizer test (#13443)
    • βœ… Skip flaky test #13446 (#13480)
    • Comment out test_unix_python3_tensorrt_gpu step (#14642)
    • 🏁 Enable bulking test on windows (#14392)
    • βœ… rewrote the concat test to avoid flaky failures (#14049)
    • βœ… #13624 clojure nightly tests (#13624)
    • βœ… Temporarily disable website testing (#13887)
    • βž• adding tolerance to flaky test (#13850)
    • βž• Add publish test of PyPi cu100mkl (#14637)
    • πŸ“¦ CMake: Enable installation of cpp-package headers (#13339)
    • 🚦 Use USE_SIGNAL_HANDLER by default set to ON in CMakeLists.txt (#14599)
    • πŸ‘Œ Improve CMake handling of sse2 and sse3 (#14757)
    • ⚑️ Update base CUDA image for CI to v10.0 cuDNN 7.3.1 (#14513)
    • ⚑️ Updates build_lib.sh to copy the cub library license (#14347)
    • βž• Add license check to dev_menu, docs build with docker (#14166)
    • πŸ‘· Print reproduction command on CI failure (#14815)
    • πŸ”„ change mxnet_option behavior (#14743)
    • ⬆️ [DEP] upgrade dmlc-core (#14510)
    • πŸ‘‰ Use ubuntu_rat container for rat check (#14678)
    • βž• Added repeats for github status updates (#14530)
    • βž• add filter to warnings (#14532)
    • 🏁 CI Changes for Codified Windows AMIs (#14336)
    • Refactors USE_NVRTC setting to ENABLE_CUDA_RTC in pip make config files (#14250)
    • ⚑️ pypi package description. manifest/setup.py update (#14255)
    • πŸš€ make rat-excludes compliant with apache release policy (#14142)
    • βž• Add libhdf5-dev to ubuntu_core.sh (#14079)
    • βž• Added logging to GitHub commit status publishing (#13615)
    • 🐳 [CI] Prevent timeouts when rebuilding containers with docker. (#13818)
    • [MXNET-862] Basic maven jenkins pipeline (#13450)
    • Scope requests so it's not needed for dev_menu (#13771)
    • βž• Add timeout/retry logic to docker cache download (#13573)
    • ⚠ turn on Sphinx warnings as errors (#13544)
    • πŸ”§ [MXNET-1251] Basic configuration to do static-linking (#13621)
    • πŸ‘Œ Improve CCache handling (#13456)
    • πŸ— build config for maven and pip (#13556)
    • βž• Add Intel MKL blas to Jenkins (#13607)
    • βž• Add workspace cleaning after job finished (#13490)
    • βž• Add a retry to qemu_provision (#13551)
    • πŸ—„ Deprecate Jenkinsfile (#13474)
    • βœ… [MXNET-1408] Adding test to verify Large Tensor Support for ravel and unravel (#15048)
    • 🚚 move amp test and change op support to warning (#15085)
    • πŸ›  Fixes call to build ubuntu gpu in nightly tests (#14964)
    • rat check make target (#15127)
    • βž• add epsilon for tolerance level (#15098)
    • Change mx.test_utils.list_gpus to mx.context.num_gpus where possible (#14946)
    • ⬆️ bump up cudnn to 7.5.1 & nccl 2.4.2 (#14988)
    • πŸ— Disables TensorRT build step (#14958)
    • βœ… disable flaky integration test (#14151)
    • βœ… Disables large tensor size cpu test step (#14982)
    • Disable Flaky Test test_poisson_generator (#14540)
    • Disabled flaky test test_negative_binomial_generator (#13784)
    • Disabled flaky test test_gluon_data.test_recordimage_dataset_with_data_loader_multiworker (#13527)

    πŸ› Bug-fixes

    • πŸ‘Œ Improve dev_menu virtualenv handling (#14788)
    • Fallback to dense version for grad(reshape), grad(expand_dims) (#13599)
    • πŸ›  Fix the bug of BidirectionalCell (#13575)
    • ⚑️ set _scale in Trainer using optimizer rescale_grad (#14593)
    • ⚑️ [MXNET-1379] update reshape operator (#14600)
    • βž• Add repr for SymbolBlock (#14423)
    • Cudnn conv dgrad algo filtering (#14310)
    • πŸ›  Fix memory leak for size-zero ndarray (#14365)
    • πŸ›  Fixes the test_sgld (#14473)
    • βͺ Revert "Fix memory leak for size-zero ndarray (#14365)" (#14477)
    • πŸ›  fix custom operation in fork (#14451)
    • Fixes test_operator_gpu.test_multinomial_generator (#14475)
    • πŸ‘Œ support leading dimension of -1 in ravel/unravel (#14356)
    • begin=end not a valid input (#14403)
    • πŸ›  Fix NaN value comparisons in relu, max and min ops (#14262)
    • πŸ›  fix engine crash in shutdown phase (#14382)
    • πŸ›  fix OOM error during resource allocation (#14444)
    • πŸ›  Fix relative difference scala (#14417)
    • Correct update count with Gluon trainer and update_on_kvstore=False (#14377)
    • πŸ›  Fix crashes on visualization (#14425)
    • Reorder module import orders for dist-kvstore (#13742)
    • Fixes for trainer with update_on_kvstore=False (#13721)
    • πŸ›  Fix errors in docstrings for subgraph op; use code directive (#13463)
    • βž• Add resiliency to onnx export code (#13426)
    • ⚑️ update github location for sampled_block.py (#13508)
    • Revert "Manually track num_max_thread (#12380)" (#13501)
    • βͺ Revert "Feature/mkldnn static 2 (#13503)" (#13540)
    • [MXNET-1110] Add header files required by horovod (#13062)
    • ⚠ [MXAPPS-1020] Clean up some Sphinx warnings. (#13539)
    • 🐎 [MXNET-1249] Fix Object Detector Performance with GPU (#13522)
    • 🏁 [MXNET-769] Use MXNET_HOME in a tempdir in windows to prevent access denied due t… (#13531)
    • Chi_square_check for discrete distribution fix (#13543)
    • πŸ›  Fix use-before-assignment in convert_dot (#13511)
    • πŸ›  fix the situation where idx didn't align with rec (#13550)
    • πŸ›  fix link for gluon model zoo (#13583)
    • πŸ›  Fix exception handling api doc (#13519)
    • [MXNET-1253] fix control_flow_op (#13555)
    • πŸ›  fix the Float not showing correctly problem (#13617)
    • πŸ›  fix quantize pass error when the quantization supported Op are excluded in the model (#13596)
    • πŸ›  Fix for import mxnet taking long time if multiple process launched (#13602)
    • βͺ Revert "Feature/mkldnn static (#13628)" (#13638)
    • ⚑️ updated reference to Apache MXNet (#13645)
    • πŸ›  Fix incorrect delete in MXExecutorReshape exception handling (#13376)
    • βž• add build fix for Scala/Java build (#13655)
    • βœ‚ remove omp which can cause ssd accuracy variance (#13622)
    • πŸ›  Fix Jetson compilation (#13532)
    • βͺ Revert "Fix Jetson compilation" (#13665)
    • πŸ›  Fix Jetson compilation (#13666)
    • βͺ Revert "Revert "[MXNET-43] Fix Jetson compilation" (#13665)" (#13672)
    • πŸ›  fix unpicklable transform_first on windows (#13686)
    • πŸ›  Fix NDArray ToDLPack Bug (#13698)
    • πŸ›  Fix the quantization script to support Python2 (#13700)
    • ⚑️ Update basic_layers.py (#13732)
    • [MXNET-1231] Allow not using Some in the Scala operators (#13619)
    • β†ͺ [MXNET-244] Work around likely compiler bug on nested inlines and temporary acces… (#13535)
    • πŸ‘‰ Use curl to download sample data instead of wget. (#13761)
    • πŸ›  fix bipartite match memory corruption (#13727)
    • βœ‚ remove attributes clear on TRT nodes for GetOptimizedSymbol (#13703)
    • πŸ›  fix redirection issues; set default version to master (#13796)
    • πŸ›  fix for params with no dims in onnx (#13413)
    • βœ‚ Remove semicolon in libmxnet.sym file (#13822)
    • βœ‚ remove useless code (#13777)
    • πŸ›  Fixing a symlink issue with R install (#13708)
    • πŸ›  fix minor indentation (#13827)
    • πŸ›  Fix Tree Reduction on new instance type p3dn.24xlarge (#13852)
    • πŸ“¦ [Clojure] package infer tweaks (#13864)
    • πŸ›  Fix cpp examples build on Mac. (#13826)
    • πŸ›  Fix launch bounds in spatial transformer (#13188)
    • ⚑️ Update example scripts classpath. (#13849)
    • πŸ›  fix ssd quantization script error (#13843)
    • Avoid adding SegfaultLogger if process already has sig handler. (#13842)
    • πŸ›  fix the fetching GPU problem (#13889)
    • πŸ›  Fix SN-GAN example doc (#13877)
    • ⚑️ update Spectral Normalization Code (#13868)
    • πŸ›  Fixed java benchmark failing error by fixing the classpath (#13891)
    • πŸ›  Fix the order of error term's operands (#13745)
    • πŸ›  fix bug in nag optimizer (#13683)
    • πŸ›  Fix BatchNorm converter for CoreML when fix_gamma=True (#13557)
    • πŸ›  Fix for test always returning true (#13911)
    • βž• Add error checking for cpp examples. (#13828)
    • julia: fix argmax for NDArray (#13871)
    • test_ImageRecordIter_seed_augmentation flaky test fix (#12485)
    • πŸ“„ Julia: fix filename quoting in docstring (#13894)
    • Flaky maven binary download (#13974)
    • [MXNET-1293] Adding Iterables instead of List to method signature for infer APIs in Java (#13977)
    • Sample python bilinear initializer at integral points in y-direction (#12983)
    • πŸ›  Fix inconsistent handling for FResourceRequestEx for imperative and symbolic executor (#14007)
    • βœ… [MXNET-1258] fix unittest for ROIAlign Operator (#13609)
    • πŸ›  Fix performance regression in normalize operator (#14055)
    • βœ‚ Remove inplace support for ToTensor operator (#14083)
    • βž• Addresses comments in runtime feature discovery API (#13964)
    • βœ… The latest version of leiningen has a dependency problem with codox (#14132)
    • πŸ›  Fix quote on LBSGD docs (#13975)
    • πŸ›  Fixes spelling (#14168)
    • πŸ›  Fix broken amalgamation (#12792)
    • πŸ›  Fix nd.pick large array issue (#14082)
    • πŸ›  Fix req=null in SliceLikeBackward (#14209)
    • πŸ›  onnx broadcast ops fixes (#13604)
    • πŸ›  fix update params (#14218)
    • πŸ›  MXNet Java bug fixes and experience improvement (#14213)
    • βͺ reverting broadcasting fixes (#14299)
    • πŸ›  fix memory-related issues to enable ASAN tests (#14223)
    • πŸ›  FIX: flaky test exponential generator (#14287)
    • πŸ›  fix SoftmaxOutput resource bug (#14302)
    • πŸ›  Fix shape inference pass (#14153)
    • Limit workspace for cudnnGet results (#14326)
    • #14199: catch subprocess.CalledProcessError in get_gpus() (#14212)
    • πŸ›  Fixes #14181, validate model output shape for ObjectDetector. (#14215)
    • ⚑️ Optimizer MXKVStoreUpdater bug fix in serializeState method (#14337)
    • βž• Add proper exception message for negative shape in array creation routines (#14362)
    • πŸ›  Fix NaN value comparisons in relu, max and min ops (#14262)
    • πŸ›  fix engine crash in shutdown phase (#14382)
    • βœ… Flaky test #14189 (#14190)
    • Correct update count with Gluon trainer and update_on_kvstore=False (#14377)
    • πŸ›  Fix relative difference scala (#14417)
    • πŸ›  fix OOM error during resource allocation (#14444)
    • πŸ›  Fix crashes on visualization (#14425)
    • begin=end not a valid input (#14403)
    • πŸ›  Fix memory leak for size-zero ndarray (#14365)
    • πŸ›  Fixes the test_sgld (#14473)
    • βͺ Revert "Fix memory leak for size-zero ndarray (#14365)" (#14477)
    • πŸ›  fix custom operation in fork (#14451)
    • Fixes test_operator_gpu.test_multinomial_generator (#14475)
    • πŸ›  Fix script retrieval (#14519)
    • πŸ›  Memory fixes. Resolves #10867, and resolves #14080 (#14372)
    • βœ… Chouffe/clojure fix tests (#14531)
    • [clojure][image] add draw-bounding-box interop (#14533)
    • πŸ›  fix tests (#14565)
    • πŸš€ Do not touch GPU 0 during ReleaseAll (#14550)
    • πŸ‘» [MXNET-1357] Fix the cpp-examples to add exception handling (#14441)
    • πŸ›  fix build cpp examples option (#14562)
    • Fix flaky test poisson generator & test_negative_binomial_generator (#14571)
    • πŸ›  Fixing unintentional variable overloading (#14438)
    • πŸ›  fix quantize graph pass (#14605)
    • replace std::random_shuffle to std::shuffle (#14523)
    • βž• Add exception handling support for waitall (#14397)
    • split_and_load can now handle num_ctx > num_data. Issue #13909 (#14607)
    • πŸ›  Fix aspect ratio sampling for RandomResizedCrop (#14585)
    • πŸ“¦ [MXNET-400] support string type for kvstore key in cpp-package (#10792)
    • πŸ›  Fix warning on macro expansion using defined. (#14598)
    • πŸ›  Fix scaladoc scalastyle violations in Infer package (#14671)
    • πŸ›  Fix profiler check (#14677)
    • ⚠ Tweak the copy for the cudnn autotuning warning. (#14680)
    • πŸ‘» Properly handling custom op exception by modify engine (#14693)
    • Disable USE_GPERFTOOLS (#14711)
    • Reference engine from chunk via weak pointer (#14591)
    • [C++] fix type inconsistent issue when loading quantized parameters (#15038)
    • πŸ›  Fix crash in random.shuffle operator (#15041)
    • [MXNET-1406] [BUG] Fix DLManagedTensor deleter (#15016)
    • πŸ›  Fixes lint issue in AMP (#15015)
    • πŸ›  Fixed issue where the estimator was printing beyond the dataset size … (#14464)
    • πŸ›  Fixes cuDNN version for CUDA 9.0 build environment (#15001)
    • πŸ›  Fix the incorrect MKLDNN/MKL logic in cmake (#14877)
    • πŸ›  Fixed and re-enables TensorRT steps (#14960)
    • πŸ›  Fix the return type of sparse.clip operator (#14856)
    • πŸ›  Fix sample_multinomial number of outputs bug (#14873)
    • [MXNET-13578] Fix cmake installation failed (#14692)
    • πŸ›  Fix iterator over symbol when multiple children have the same name (#14597)
    • πŸ›  Fixes for wine detection tutorial (#13886)
    • Scala/Java Predict API fix #14756 (#14804)
    • πŸ›  Fix GELU backward possible NaN (#14782)
    • πŸ›  fix shape index bug (#14518)
    • πŸ›  [BUGFIX] fix ELU function will appear nan when calculating the gradient (#14673)
    • πŸ”„ Change size_t to int within for loop to fix windows build error (#14740)
    • [contrib][op] fix MultiBoxPrior confusing results if first ratio is not 1.0 (#13763)
    • πŸ›  Fix scalastyle (#14669)
    • πŸ›  fix Makefile (#14424)
    • ⚑️ [v1.4.x] Update MKL-DNN to fix the OSX build issue (#14141) (#14182)
    • βž• add preprocessed data and pretrained model info; minor format/spelling fixes (#14170)
    • πŸ›  Fixes libjpeg-turbo dependency under Ubuntu 16.04 (#14127)
    • πŸ›  Fix website error pages (#13963)
    • πŸ›  fix Makefile for rpkg (#13590)
    • πŸ›  fix c complier to clang (#13778)
    • πŸ›  Fix #13521 (#13537)
    • [MXNET-1234] Fix shape inference problems in Activation backward (#13409)
    • βͺ Revert the change broadcast_to param shape (#14998)
    • πŸ›  Fix infer shape partial after unknown shape changed to -1 (#14869)
    • πŸ›  fix add_n bug: when input mem overlap with output mem, results is wrong (#14889)
    • πŸ›  [Bugfix] Fix layer norm for large input shape (#14870)
    • πŸ›  Fix Clojure BERT example's context argument (#14843)
    • πŸ›  fix min max on zero-sized ndarray (#14745)
    • fix acc_type_switch macro with extra tests (#14773)
    • πŸ›  fix bug in profiler tutorial when using cpu (#13695)
    • πŸ‘• [MXNET-1291] solve pylint errors in examples with issue no.12205 (#13815)
    • 🚚 data preparation file moved in example (#14781)
    • πŸ‘• [MXNET-1291] solve pylint errors in examples with issue no.12205 (#13848)
    • πŸ‘» Prevent crashes for opencv exception and std::exception (#14433)
    • ⚑️ Set idx2name for Optimizer object (#14703)
    • ⚑️ Revert "Bumped minor version from 1.4.0 to 1.5.0 on master, updated License file" (#13558)
    • πŸ›  [BUGFIX] fix unknown parameter shapes when np_shape is turned on. (#15097)
    • βž• Add gluonCV to fix AMP Tutorial (#15039)
    • πŸ›  fix the if condition for LayerNorm (#15094)
    • [MKLDNN]Fix mkldnn deconvolution forward with bias (#15088)
    • NER example: fix divisions by zero (#15068)
    • βœ‚ remove warning in tutorial: (#15135)
    • πŸ‘• [MXNET-1291] solve pylint errors in examples with issue no.12205 (#13938)
    • 🐎 Revert "Improve cached_op performance for static mode (#14785)" (#14868)
    • πŸ›  Fix mkldnn backend when using naive engine (#15089)
    • πŸ›  fix gluon rnn cell single step unroll (#15081)
    • βͺ Revert "Improve FC perf when no_bias=False (#15033)" (#15099)

    License

    • ⚑️ Updates python setup.py for recent license changes (#14778)
    • [MXNET-1377] Add static-dependencies licenses (#14726)
    • βž• add license (#13793)
    • ⚑️ License update (#13565)
    • ⚑️ Bumped minor version from 1.4.0 to 1.5.0 on master, updated License file (#13478)
    • βœ… License Googletest and Appendix (#14687)
    • βž• Add copyrights for third party licenses to license file (#13851)
    • πŸ‘Œ Improve license_header tool by only traversing files under revision c… (#13803)
    • ⚑️ Update LICENSE File with subcomponents (#13808)

    Depreciations

    • πŸ—„ Julia: deprecate mx.empty, replace it with UndefInitializer (#13934)
    • πŸ—„ Deprecate NDArrayCollector and instead use ResourceScope (#14780)

    Known Issues

    • Amalgamation compile problems(#14808)
    • πŸ‘ Dynamic Shape does not support reverse shape inference and deferred initialization. (#14983)
    • Disables flaky test_random_size_crop (#15019)
    • Disables flaky test_l2_normalization (#15006)
    • βœ… Disables flaky TestStochasticTiming_2D test (#14412)
    • βœ… Disables flaky test_operator.test_sgld test (#14410)
    • βœ… Disables test_bulking due to flakyness (#14971)
    • βœ… Disabled flaky test (#13758)
    • βœ… Disables flaky test_droupout (#15003)
    • Disables flaky test_operator_gpu.test_activation (#14969)