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Deep learning (DL) is one of the most prominent branches of machine learning. Due to the immense computational cost of DL workloads, industry and academia have developed DL libraries with highly-specialized kernels for each workload/architecture, leading to numerous, complex code-bases that strive for performance, yet they are hard to maintain and do not generalize. In this work, we introduce the batch-reduce GEMM kernel and show how the most popular DL algorithms can be formulated with this kernel as the basic building-block. Consequently, the DL library-development degenerates to mere (potentially automatic) tuning of loops around this sole optimized kernel. By exploiting our new kernel we implement Recurrent Neural Networks, Convolution Neural Networks and Multilayer Perceptron training and inference primitives in just 3K lines of high-level code. Our primitives outperform vendor-optimized libraries on multi-node CPU clusters, and we also provide proof-of-concept CNN kernels targeting GPUs. Finally, we demonstrate that the batch-reduce GEMM kernel within a tensor compiler yields high-performance CNN primitives, further amplifying the viability of our approach.
Machine learning is an important research area in particle physics, beginning with applications to high-level physics analysis in the 1990s and 2000s, followed by an explosion of applications in particle and event identification and reconstruction in the 2010s. In this document we discuss promising future research and development areas in machine learning in particle physics with a roadmap for their implementation, software and hardware resource requirements, collaborative initiatives with the data science community, academia and industry, and training the particle physics community in data science. The main objective of the document is to connect and motivate these areas of research and development with the physics drivers of the High-Luminosity Large Hadron Collider and future neutrino experiments and identify the resource needs for their implementation. Additionally we identify areas where collaboration with external communities will be of great benefit.