What is Tarantella?

Tarantella is an open-source, distributed Deep Learning framework designed to speed up the  training of deep neural networks, while providing seamless integration with existing sequential training codes.

Built on top of the TensorFlow library, Tarantella relies on its intuitive Keras interface to describe deep learning models and training workflows.

Tarantella is easy to use and does not require any parallel computing expertise.

SCALABLE DNN TRAINING

Tarantella allows you to speed up your AI workflows by providing
scalable Deep Neural Network training on multi-GPU and multi-node systems.

USER FRIENDLY

Tarantella comes with a simple, minimalistic API that abstracts away any parallel computing details. It provides a rich technical documentation and tutorials to quickly get started.

EASILY INTEGRABLE

Tarantella supports the full Keras API of TensorFlow and lets you easily integrate distributed training in your existing workflows.

REPRODUCIBLE RESULTS

Tarantella takes automatic care of the distribution of data and computation in such a way that serial results are reproduced.

OPEN-SOURCE

Tarantella is a community-driven, open-source framework that builds
on top of TensorFlow.

PLATFORM- and VENDOR-
INDEPENDENT

Tarantella supports CPU and GPU clusters, independently of the hardware type and vendor.

Speed Up Your DNN Training

Transformer (big) on NVidia V100 GPUs

Tarantella provides strong scalability using data parallelism on models like ResNet-50 and Transformers. It reaches speed-ups of up to 50x on GPU and CPU clusters.

ResNet-50 on NVidia V100 GPUs

ResNet-50 on Intel Skylake CPUs

Enable Tarantella in
Two Simple Steps

Tarantella integrates seamlessly into your existing TensorFlow / Keras model.
You only need to add two lines of code!

Tarantella provides an easy-to-use command line interface.
Run your DNN through Tarantella to start distributed training!

Tarantella integrates seamlessly into your existing TensorFlow 2/ Keras model. You only need to add three lines of code


Tarantella provides an
easy-to-use command
line interface. Run your
DNN through Tarantella
to start distributed training

Getting Started

To get you started quickly, download Tarantella from github, check out the installation guidelines, and
the tutorials and documentation.

If you want to contribute to Tarantella, have a look at feature requests, bug reports and the
contributing guidelines.

About us

Tarantella is developed at the Competence Center for High Performance Computing, which is part of the

Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics (ITWM).

In close cooperation with industrial and academic partners,
the Competence Center for High Performance Computing develops solutions for the efficient use of increasingly
more complex processors and parallel computers. Our focus lies particularly in the field of HPC tools, such as
parallel filesystems and scalable parallel programming, seismic and visualization, Deep Learning tools and
applications, as well as hardware-software co-design and Green by IT.

TARANTELLA IS DEVELOPED WITHIN THE BMBF-FUNDED PROJECT "HIGH PERFORMANCE DEEP LEARNING FRAMEWORK"

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