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Neuron support for MxNet enters maintenance mode

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

Starting with Neuron release 2.19, Neuron support for MxNet (mxnet-neuron) is entering maintenance mode.

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Announcing end of support for ‘neurondevice’ resource name in Neuron Device K8s plugin

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

Neuron release 2.19 will be the last release to include resource name ‘neurondevice’.

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Announcing end of support for ‘neuron-device-version’ field in neuron-monitor

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

Neuron release 2.19 will be the last release to include the field ‘neuron-device-version’ in neuron-monitor.

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Announcing end of support for Tensorflow-Neuron 1.x

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

Neuron release 2.19 will be the last release to support Tensorflow-Neuron 1.x. Future Neuron releases will not include support for Tensorflow-Neuron 1.x versions. Current users of those versions are advised to migrate to latest tensorflow-neuron version 2.10.1.

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Announcing end of support for Probuf versions <= 3.19 for PyTorch NeuronX, NeuronX Distributed, and Transformers NeuronX libraries

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

Neuron release 2.19 will be the last release that will include Probuf <= 3.19 support for PyTorch NeuronX, NeuronX Distributed, and Transformers NeuronX libraries. Future Neuron releases will not include Probuf <= 3.19 support for PyTorch NeuronX.

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Announcing end of support for Amazon Linux 2 (AL2)

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

Neuron release 2.19 will be the last release that will include support for Amazon Linux 2 . Future Neuron releases will not include support for Amazon Linux 2 and corresponding Neuron DLAMIs / Neuron DLCs for AL2.

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Announcing end of support for Neuron virtual environments in AWS Deep Learning AMI (Amazon Linux 2)

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

Neuron release 2.18.2 will be the last release that will include support for the following virtual environments in AWS Deep Learning AMI (Amazon Linux 2):

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Announcing end of support for Neuron Release 2.18.0 Deep Learning AMIs

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

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Tensorflow-Neuron 1.x enters maintenance mode

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

Starting with Neuron release 2.18, Tensorflow-Neuron 1.x is entering maintenance mode. Future releases of Tensorflow-Neuron 1.x will address critical security issues only and we will gradually end support. Current users of those versions are advised to migrate to latest tensorflow-neuron version 2.10.1.

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PyTorch NeuronX version 2.0 (Beta) no longer supported

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

Neuron release 2.17 no longer supports PyTorch NeuronX version 2.0 (Beta).

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Announcing Name Change for Neuron Components

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

Starting with Neuron release 2.16, the name of the following Neuron components will change as follows:

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Announcing deprecation for NeuronX Distributed Training Samples in Neuron Samples Repository

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

Neuron release 2.16 will be the last release to include support for NeuronX Distributed Training Samples (Llama-2, GPT-NeoX 20B, and GPT-NeoX 6.9B) under the AWS Neuron Samples Github repository.

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Announcing deprecation for Neuron Containers with Runtime 1.x

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

Neuron release 2.3 was the last release to support Neuron Runtime 1.x (neuron-rtd). Current users of Neuron DLC/DLAMI with Neuron Runtime 1.x are required to update their image to support latest Neuron Runtime versions. For instructions, see the Setup Guide.

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Announcing End of Support for PyTorch NeuronX version 2.0 (beta)

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

Neuron release 2.16 will be the last release that will include beta support for PyTorch NeuronX version 2.0 (beta). Future Neuron releases will not include support for PyTorch NeuronX version 2.0.

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Announcing End of Support for PyTorch Neuron version 1.10

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

Neuron release 2.16 will be the last release that will include support for PyTorch Neuron version 1.10. Future Neuron releases will not include support for PyTorch Neuron version 1.10.

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Announcing End of Support for nemo option-argument

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

Neuron release 2.15 will be the last release that will include support for nemo option-argument in the existing –distribution_strategy compiler option. Future releases will not include Neuron support for nemo option-argument. Users are advised to migrate to the new llm-training option-argument.

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Announcing End Of Support for OPT example in Transformers NeuronX

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

Neuron release 2.15 will be the last release that will include OPT example in Transformers NeuronX.

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Announcing deprecation for --model-type=transformer-inference compiler flag

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

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Announcing end of support for torch-neuron version 1.9

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AWS Neuron reference for Megatron-LM no longer supported

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

Neuron release 2.13 no longer includes support for AWS Neuron reference for Megatron-LM.

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Announcing end of support for AWS Neuron reference for Megatron-LM

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

Neuron release 2.12 will be the last release that will include support for AWS Neuron reference for Megatron-LM. Future releases will not include Neuron support for Megatron-LM.

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AWS Deep Learning AMIs now available with Neuron 2.12 version

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

We are happy to announce that the following Deep Learning AMIs are now available with latest Neuron Version 2.12.

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Announcing end of support for Python 3.7

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

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Announcing end of support for Ubuntu 18

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

Neuron release 2.12 will be the last release that will include support for Ubuntu 18 . Future Neuron releases will not include support for Ubuntu 18

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AWS Deep Learning AMIs now available with Neuron 2.10 version

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

We are happy to announce that the following Deep Learning AMIs are now available with latest Neuron Version 2.10. These DLAMIs now support all the Neuron EC2 instances including Inf1, Inf2, Trn1/Trn1n.

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Announcing end of support for tensorflow-neuron versions 2.7

This document is relevant for: Inf1

Neuron release 2.10 will be the last release that will include tensorflow-neuron versions 2.7. Future Neuron releases will not include tensorflow-neuron versions 2.7

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Announcing end of support for mxnet-neuron versions 1.5

This document is relevant for: Inf1

Neuron release 2.10 will be the last release that will include mxnet-neuron versions 1.5. Future Neuron releases will not include mxnet-neuron versions 1.5

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PyTorch 1.13 Deep Learning Container for Inf2 & Trn1/Trn1n now available for SageMaker

This document is relevant for: Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

We are happy to announce that an updated Deep Learning Container that supports PyTorch 1.13 and Neuron 2.9.1 versions is now available for Sagemaker Training.

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Introducing Neuron packaging and installation changes for Inf1 customers

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

Starting with Neuron release 2.5, Neuron introduces changes in Neuron packages and installation instructions for Inf1, the following Neuron packages will change names:

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Announcing end of support for tensorflow-neuron versions 2.5 and 2.6

This document is relevant for: Inf1

Neuron release 2.5 will be the last release that will include tensorflow-neuron versions 2.5 and 2.6. Future Neuron releases will not include tensorflow-neuron versions 2.5 and 2.6.

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Announcing end of support for torch-neuron versions 1.7 and 1.8

This document is relevant for: Inf1

Neuron release 2.5 will be the last release that will include torch-neuron versions 1.7 and 1.8. Future Neuron releases will not include torch-neuron versions 1.7 and 1.8.

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Neuron GPG key for Ubuntu installation has expired

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

GPG, or GNU Privacy Guard, is a public key cryptography implementation. This allows for the secure transmission of information between parties and can be used to verify that the origin of a message is genuine.

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Amazon SageMaker now supports Trn1 training jobs

This document is relevant for: Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

We are happy to announce that Amazon SageMaker now supports running training jobs on ml.trn1 instance types.

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Introducing AWS Deep Learning AMI Neuron PyTorch

This document is relevant for: Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

We are happy to announce that Deep Learning AMI (DLAMI) with pre-installed PyTorch Neuron (torch-neuronx) is now available, for more information see:

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Introducing the first release of Neuron 2.x enabling EC2 Trn1 General Availability (GA)

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

Neuron release 2.3 is the first release of Neuron 2.x that enables GA of the new EC2 Trn1 instances. Neuron release 2.3 extends the latest release of Neuron 1.x (Neuron 1.19.2), adding support for Deep Learning training on the AWS Trainium chips.

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Introducing Packaging and installation changes

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

Starting with Neuron release 2.3, Neuron introduces changes in Neuron packages and installation instructions.

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Introducing New Neuron GitHub Repositories

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

Starting with Neuron release 2.3, Neuron Github repositories will be migrated to the new AWS Neuron GitHub Organization.

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Announcing Neuron Runtime 1.x (neuron-rtd) end-of-support

This document is relevant for: Inf1, Inf2, Trn1, Trn1n

Starting with Neuron release 2.3, Neuron components like Neuron System Tools and Neuron Driver will no longer support Neuron Runtime 1.x.

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End of support for torch-neuron version 1.5

This document is relevant for: Inf1

Starting with Neuron 1.19.0 release, torch-neuron 1.5 will no longer be supported, and no further releases of torch-neuron version 1.5 will be issued. Current users of torch-neuron version 1.5 are advised to migrate to latest torch-neuron version.

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End of support for tensorflow-neuron versions 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4

This document is relevant for: Inf1

Starting with Neuron 1.18.0 release, tensorflow-neuron versions 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 will no longer be supported, and no further releases of tensorflow-neuron versions 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 will be issued. Current users of those versions are advised to migrate to latest tensorflow-neuron version.

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Announcing end of support for torch-neuron version 1.5 starting with Neuron 1.19.0 release

This document is relevant for: Inf1

Starting with Neuron 1.19.0 release, torch-neuron version 1.5 will no longer be supported. Last release of torch-neuron version 1.5 will be issued as part of Neuron 1.18.0 release. Current users of those versions are advised to migrate to latest torch-neuron version.

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Announcing end of support for NEURONCORE_GROUP_SIZES starting with Neuron 1.20.0 release

This document is relevant for: Inf1

Starting with Neuron SDK 1.20.0, NEURONCORE_GROUP_SIZES environment variable will no longer be supported. Setting NEURONCORE_GROUP_SIZES environment variable will no longer affect applications behavior. Current customers using NEURONCORE_GROUP_SIZES environment variable are advised to use NEURON_RT_VISIBLE_CORES environment variable or NEURON_RT_NUM_CORES environment variable instead.

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Previous Announcements

This document is relevant for: Inf1

02/17/2022 - tensorflow-neuron versions 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 enter maintenance mode

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