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Parallel Data Preprocessing Library for Neural Network Training

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Parallel Computational Technologies (PCT 2023)

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Data preprocessing is a commonly used method to improve the efficiency of neural network training algorithms. In this paper, we suggest an approach for organizing parallel computations that makes it possible to preprocess data against the background of neural network training. We assume that data preprocessing is performed on the processor using multiprocessing calculations, whereas training involves graphic processors. The proposed algorithms differ in the way of organizing parallelism and interprocess communication. The methods are implemented in Python and C++ and presented as a software library. We describe the results of comparing the efficiency of the methods with the implementation of parallel preprocessing within the PyTorch framework on various test problems. Also, we give some recommendations on the method choice depending on the dataset and the batch preprocessing algorithm.

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The study was partly funded by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (research project № 20-07-01053). The research was carried out on shared HPC equipment at Lomonosov Moscow State University research facilities [7].

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Buryak, D., Vakhrushev, V., Shubin, M., Popova, N., Khamitov, K., Ivanov, O. (2023). Parallel Data Preprocessing Library for Neural Network Training. In: Sokolinsky, L., Zymbler, M. (eds) Parallel Computational Technologies. PCT 2023. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1868. Springer, Cham.

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