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Microsoft’s OSPO year in review—what we’ve learned 

“Tech companies born with an open source mentality get it. It’s our ability to work together that makes our dreams believable and, ultimately, achievable. We must learn to build on the ideas of others”—Satya Nadella Whenever I teach open source at Microsoft, I open with this quote from Satya. Whether new to Microsoft, or learning…Read more

Add AI to mobile applications with Xamarin and ONNX Runtime 

ONNX Runtime now supports building mobile applications in C# with Xamarin. Support for Android and iOS is included in the ONNX Runtime release 1.10 NuGet package. This enables C# developers to build AI applications for Android and iOS to execute ONNX models on mobile devices with ONNX Runtime. ONNX Runtime is the open source project…Read more

Ratify container supply chain in Kubernetes 

Securing the software supply chain and verifying that chain is hard for any software, and containers running in Kubernetes are no exception. Operational best practices like image signing, scanning, provenance verification, and ensuring these operations have been properly completed with signed software bill of materials (SBoMs) are all required, and tons of tools are appearing…Read more

Progress on making eBPF work on Windows 

eBPF is a well-known, but revolutionary, technology for providing programmability, extensibility, and agility. eBPF has been applied to use cases such as denial-of-service protection and observability. In May 2021, we announced the effort to make eBPF work on Windows, and were encouraged by the huge amount of interest. Six months have passed since then, and…Read more

Announcing: Azure credits for open source projects 

Open source software is an integral part of development at Microsoft, aligned with our goal to empower all developers to be successful building any application, using any language, on any platform. We are committed to building open, flexible technology and working with the open source community to grow together as an industry. Today we’re excited…Read more

ONNX Runtime Web—running your machine learning model in browser 

We are introducing ONNX Runtime Web (ORT Web), a new feature in ONNX Runtime to enable JavaScript developers to run and deploy machine learning models in browsers. It also helps enable new classes of on-device computation. ORT Web will be replacing the soon to be deprecated onnx.js, with improvements such as a more consistent developer…Read more

Join Microsoft and the Spring community at SpringOne 2021 

Microsoft loves Spring, and we’d love to see you at SpringOne during September 1 – 2, 2021. Join us for Spring on Azure announcements and attend keynotes, sessions, and hands-on workshops over a two-day, all-virtual event. Spring is an important part of the Java ecosystem and we’ve been working together with VMware to make it…Read more

Introducing Distributed Data Parallel support on PyTorch Windows 

Model training has been and will be in the foreseeable future one of the most frustrating things machine learning developers face. It takes quite a long time and people can’t really do anything about it. If you have the luxury (especially at this moment of time) of having multiple GPUs, you are likely to find…Read more

Microsoft expands support with The Eclipse Foundation 

At Microsoft, our goal is to empower all developers to be successful building any application, using any language, on any platform. To do so, we are committed to building open, flexible technology, and to working together with the open source community to grow together as an industry. Microsoft has worked with the Eclipse community for…Read more

Accelerate PyTorch training with torch-ort 

With a simple change to your PyTorch training script, you can now speed up training large language models with torch_ort.ORTModule, running on the target hardware of your choice. Training deep learning models requires ever-increasing compute and memory resources. Today we release torch_ort.ORTModule, to accelerate distributed training of PyTorch models, reducing the time and resources needed…Read more

ONNX Runtime release 1.8.1 previews support for accelerated training on AMD GPUs with the AMD ROCm™ Open Software Platform 

This post was co-authored by Jeff Daily, a Principal Member of Technical Staff, Deep Learning Software for AMD. ONNX Runtime is an open-source project that is designed to accelerate machine learning across a wide range of frameworks, operating systems, and hardware platforms. Today, we are excited to announce a preview version of ONNX Runtime in…Read more