What is Chainer?
It is an open source deep learning framework written purely in Python on top of Numpy and CuPy Python libraries aiming at flexibility. It supports CUDA computation. It only requires a few lines of code to leverage a GPU. It also runs on multiple GPUs with little effort.
Chainer is a tool in the Machine Learning Tools category of a tech stack.
Chainer is an open source tool with 5.2K GitHub stars and 1.4K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Chainer's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Chainer?
4 companies reportedly use Chainer in their tech stacks, including cotobox, ABEJA, Inc., and AI.
Why developers like Chainer?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Chainer
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- Supports CUDA computation
- Runs on multiple GPUs
- Supports various network architectures
- Supports per-batch architectures
Chainer Alternatives & Comparisons
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