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The Cryptographer’s Toolbox

From Secret Key Cryptography by Frank Rubin

This article covers:

·  The rating system used for ciphers

·  Substitution ciphers

·  Transposition ciphers

·  Fractionation, breaking letters into smaller units

·  Pseudorandom number generators

Collective Communication Pattern: Improving Performance When Parameter Servers Become a Bottleneck

From Distributed Machine Learning Patterns by Yuan Tang

In this article, we introduce the collective communication pattern, which is a great alternative to parameter servers when the machine learning model we are building is not too large without having to tune the ratio between the number of workers and parameter servers.

Parameter Server Pattern: Tagging Entities in 8 Millions of YouTube Videos

From Distributed Machine Learning Patterns by Yuan Tang

In this article, we introduce the parameter server pattern which comes handy for situations where the model is too large to fit in a single machine such as one we would have to build for tagging entities in the 8 millions of YouTube videos.

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