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HORN

19 Apr 2017

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18 Jan 2017

HORN is a neuron-centric programming APIs and execution framework for large-
scale deep learning, built on top of Apache Hama.

HORN has been incubating since 2015-09-04.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

 1. Expand the community.
 2. Create the first Apache release.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?

 * No issue at this moment.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 * We added 1 new committer since the last report from different
   organization.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 * Implemented Recurrent Neural Networks.
 * Merged few trivial improvement pull requests.

Date of last release:

 XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PPMC members elected?

 * 2016-12-12 New committers: Yeonhee Lee.

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](horn) Luciano Resende
 [ ](horn) Robin Anil
 [x](horn) Edward J. Yoon

19 Oct 2016

HORN is a neuron-centric programming APIs and execution framework for large-
scale deep learning, built on top of Apache Hama.

HORN has been incubating since 2015-09-04.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

 1. Make an initial release
 2. Keep up development velocity.
 3. Continue to grow community.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be aware
of?

 N/A

How has the community developed since the last report?

* We received few 'pull request' contributions from government research
  institute.

How has the project developed since the last report?

* Improved CLI commands
* Developing recurrent neural network and LSTM
* Writing a paper about HORN project (http://arxiv.org/abs/1608.00781)

Date of last release:

 XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?


Signed-off-by:

 [x](horn) Luciano Resende
 [ ](horn) Robin Anil
 [X](horn) Edward J. Yoon

20 Jul 2016

HORN is a neuron-centric programming APIs and execution framework for large-
scale deep learning, built on top of Apache Hama.

HORN has been incubating since 2015-09-04.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

 1. Make an initial release
 2. Keep up development velocity.
 3. Continue to grow community.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?

 N/A

How has the community developed since the last report?

 dev@ list size is continuously increasing: 41.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 We implemented dropout network and MNIST classifier example based on
 neuron centric model.


Date of last release:

 XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 November

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](horn) Luciano Resende
 [ ](horn) Robin Anil
 [x](horn) Edward J. Yoon

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

 John Ament:

   There has been a large drop in mail volume.  No real mailing list
   communication.

20 Apr 2016

HORN is a neuron-centric programming APIs and execution framework for large-
scale deep learning, built on top of Apache Hama.

HORN has been incubating since 2015-09-04.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

 1. Increase development velocity
 2. Make a 0.1 release
 3. Refocus the direction we want to take this project.

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?

 None.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 Number of subscribers has increased slightly, development has however been
 slow.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 We have decided that we need to refocus on what we want HORN to look like

Date of last release:

 None yet.

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 October

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](horn) Luciano Resende
 [ ](horn) Robin Anil
 [x](horn) Edward J. Yoon

17 Feb 2016

HORN is a neuron-centric programming APIs and execution framework for large-
scale deep learning, built on top of Apache Hama.

HORN has been incubating since 2015-09-04.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

  1. Continue to gain and attract contributors.
  2. Produce a first Apache release.
  3. Finalize Architecture and API design

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?

  There are no issues requiring IPMC attention at this time.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 - The subscribers are slightly increased but activities are low.
 - We're considering collaborate or integrate with another deep learning
   open source softwares for example Samsung Veles.
 - We also discuss about early stage retiring from incubation if low
   community growth is expected.

- dev@horn.i.a.o. 39 subscribers

How has the project developed since the last report?

  We're developing Parameter Server and APIs but there's no notable
  improvements.

Date of last release:

  XXXX-XX-XX

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 - 2015-11-17 New committers: Zachary Jaffee.

Signed-off-by:

  [x](horn) Luciano Resende
  [ ](horn) Robin Anil
  [x](horn) Edward J. Yoon
  [ ](horn) Rich Bowen

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

16 Dec 2015

HORN is a neuron-centric programming APIs and execution framework for large-
scale deep learning, built on top of Apache Hama.

HORN has been incubating since 2015-09-04.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

 1. Continue to build out API
 2. Continue to gain and attract contributors
 3. Produce a first Apache release

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?

 Google's TensorFlow is getting a lot of media attention, but it's not
 entirely clear yet what this means for us long term.

How has the community developed since the last report?

 35 subscribers to the dev list, +3 since last report

How has the project developed since the last report?

 - Continued to expand the API
 - Research to assert model is on track for best computing

Date of last release:

 N/A

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 Zachary Jaffee elected as a committer on 11/15/15

Signed-off-by:

 [ ](horn) Luciano Resende
 [ ](horn) Robin Anil
 [X](horn) Edward J. Yoon
 [ ](horn) Rich Bowen

Shepherd/Mentor notes:

18 Nov 2015

HORN is a neuron-centric programming APIs and execution framework for large-
scale deep learning, built on top of Apache Hama.

HORN has been incubating since 2015-09-04.

Three most important issues to address in the move towards graduation:

 1. Finalize Architecture and API design
 2. Continue to gain and attract contributors
 3. Produce a first Apache release

Any issues that the Incubator PMC (IPMC) or ASF Board wish/need to be
aware of?

 Nope

How has the community developed since the last report?

 - We're receiving contributions from new contributors Elmulod and Zach :-)
 - All PPMC members are in both private@ and dev@ and signed ICLA.
 - All required infrastructures e.g., mailing lists, JIRA, Git repo are now
   available.
 - dev@horn.incubator.apache.org: 32 subscribers.

How has the project developed since the last report?

 - Development of project website has for the most part been completed.
 - Initial code import from Apache Hama ML package has been completed.
 - The System Architecture and Programming APIs design planning is
   currently in progress.

Date of last release:

 N/A

When were the last committers or PMC members elected?

 N/A

Signed-off-by:

 [x](horn) Luciano Resende
 [ ](horn) Robin Anil
 [X](horn) Edward J. Yoon
 [X](horn) Rich Bowen

Shepherd/Mentor notes: