Second release of Acumos includes new pipeline tools to support creation and training of AI/ML models; enhanced support for deploying Acumos platform under Kubernetes, enhanced user experience in portal, etc.
The Linux Foundation’s Artificial Intelligence Community has taken another step to drive open source innovation in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL).
The Community has announced the new release of Acumos code named Boreas, to extend their support to data scientists and developers building AI and ML apps.
Among other benefits, this latest release of the open source framework and marketplace will help developers and data scientists in the creation, training and license verification of AI, ML and DL models and apps.
Acumos – the foundation for open source innovation
Acumos AI is a platform and open source framework that makes it easy to build, share and deploy AI apps. Acumos standardizes the infrastructure stack and components required to run an out-of-the-box general AI environment. This frees data scientists and model trainers to focus on their core competencies and accelerates innovation.
Acumos is part of the LF AI Foundation, an umbrella organization within The Linux Foundation that supports and sustains open source innovation in AI, ML, and DL while striving to make these critical new technologies available to developers and data scientists everywhere.
“The technology industry is on the precipice of a major technological shift with AI, which is exactly the point in any technology evolution where open source software and community can accelerate development,” said Ibrahim Haddad, executive director of LF AI Foundation.
“An open source framework that is iterated upon early and often is key in transforming the development work for data scientists and developers, and Acumos is that foundation for innovation,” he added.
The latest Acumos AI release includes:
- Support for onboarding of ONNX, PFA and Dockerized models.
- Enhanced Acumos platform peering through a controlled process of partner catalog publication and subscription.
- Support for AI/ML model suppliers to provide a commercial software license with their models in the Acumos marketplace.
- Support for ML Workbench to allow the creation and training of AI/ML models in Acumos platform.
- Enhanced user experience in portal.
- Enhanced logging standards.
- Enhanced support for deploying Acumos platform under Kubernetes.
“Acumos Boreas represents a significant next step in open source AI and machine learning,” said Dr. Ofer Hermoni, Director of Product Strategy at Amdocs and Chair of the LF AI Technical Advisory Counsel.
“With the ability to create and train models, we’re well on our way to providing all the essential tools for rapid innovation for data scientists and developers building AI and machine learning apps,” he added.
Adoption of Acumos around the world
Orange is using Acumos for an AI Marketplace and is integrating the upcoming Acumos Clio release with ONAP in order to test it on ONAP OpenLab and the 5G research platform Plug’in.
Tech Mahindra is integrating Acumos into a number of its initiatives. TechMahindra GAiA is the first enterprise-grade open source AI platform, hosting a marketplace of AI models for a wide group of industry verticals. These are used as the basis for building, sharing and rapidly deploying AI-driven services and applications to solve business critical problems.