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Brainstorm Open Source Software for Neural Networks

Jürgen Schmidhuber, 26 Oct 2015

We are open-sourcing a new neural networks library called Brainstorm, developed over the past year at the Swiss AI Lab IDSIA by PhD students Klaus Greff and Rupesh Srivastava: https://github.com/IDSIA/brainstorm

Brainstorm is designed to make deep neural networks fast, flexible and fun. Lessons learned from earlier open source projects led to new design elements compatible with multiple platforms and computing backends.

Brainstorm already has a robust base feature set, including support for recurrent neural networks (RNNs) such as LSTM, Clockwork, 2D Convolution/Pooling and Highway layers on CPU/GPU. All data is considered sequential, and RNNs are first-class citizens.

We hope the community will help us to further improve Brainstorm.

Brainstorm - making neural networks fast, flexible and fun