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BAGUA: Scaling up Distributed Learning with System Relaxations [article]

Shaoduo Gan, Xiangru Lian, Rui Wang, Jianbin Chang, Chengjun Liu, Hongmei Shi, Shengzhuo Zhang, Xianghong Li, Tengxu Sun, Jiawei Jiang, Binhang Yuan, Sen Yang (+2 others)
2021 arXiv   pre-print
to support state-of-the-art system relaxation techniques of distributed training.  ...  In a production cluster with up to 16 machines (128 GPUs), BAGUA can outperform PyTorch-DDP, Horovod and BytePS in the end-to-end training time by a significant margin (up to 2 times) across a diverse  ...  Conclusion We propose BAGUA, a communication framework whose design goal is to support various distributed training algorithms with system relaxations, powered by a new system design and a simple but effective  ... 
arXiv:2107.01499v4 fatcat:vbqgbf6mcnhs3g3mt4gxzs7pey

Persia: An Open, Hybrid System Scaling Deep Learning-based Recommenders up to 100 Trillion Parameters [article]

Xiangru Lian, Binhang Yuan, Xuefeng Zhu, Yulong Wang, Yongjun He, Honghuan Wu, Lei Sun, Haodong Lyu, Chengjun Liu, Xing Dong, Yiqiao Liao, Mingnan Luo (+15 others)
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Deep learning based models have dominated the current landscape of production recommender systems.  ...  To support the training of such huge models, an efficient distributed training system is in urgent need.  ...  RELATED WORK We briefly discuss the relevant recommender systems and system relaxations for distributed large scale learning.  ... 
arXiv:2111.05897v3 fatcat:qff55xnw2nfirn3yden4ojjava

Medical Qigong for Mobility and Balance Self-Confidence in Older Adults

James E. Stahl, Shoshana S. Belisle, Wenyan Zhao
2020 Frontiers in Medicine  
Measurments: Primary outcome measures were the Community Balance and Mobility Scale (CBMS) and Activities-Specific Balance Confidence (ABC) Scale.  ...  Balance self-confidence did not significantly change (ABC + 0.9, p = 0.48), though several elements within ABC trended toward improvement [e.g., walk up/down ramp (p = 0.07), bend over/pick up (p = 0.09  ...  Elizabeth Cohen, director of Human Harmonies, led participant recruitment, instruction and evaluation at Human Harmonies, along with Instructor Priscilla Fitch.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fmed.2020.00422 pmid:32923446 pmcid:PMC7456993 fatcat:dybsao322newllhcsmyyzvl3we

Taijiquan the "Taiji World" Way: Towards a Cosmopolitan Vision of Ecology

David Brown, George Jennings, Andrew Sparkes
2014 Societies  
other art forms such as bagua zhang and xingyi quan became associated as forms of internal Daoist arts.  ...  in terms of idealised Western leisure and relaxation.  ... 
doi:10.3390/soc4030380 fatcat:cvnw4mjixjg2tiepvarvalspli

The Effects of Mindfulness-Based Intervention on Shooting Performance and Cognitive Functions in Archers

Tsung-Yi Wu, Jui-Ti Nien, Garry Kuan, Chih-Han Wu, Yi-Chieh Chang, Hsueh-Chih Chen, Yu-Kai Chang
2021 Frontiers in Psychology  
Normal distribution confirmation was used by applying the Shapiro-Wilk test, and all of the data were normally distributed across each of the time points.  ...  Future research should employ a longitudinal design with a follow-up, in order to better understand the efficacy and effectiveness of the MBPP program for athletes.  ...  No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2021.661961 pmid:34248757 pmcid:PMC8268485 fatcat:td6kz5eh5vglrmffkudfasap5a

Understanding Traditional Chinese Medicine Therapeutics: An Overview of the Basics and Clinical Applications

Luís Carlos Matos, Jorge Pereira Machado, Fernando Jorge Monteiro, Henry Johannes Greten
2021 Healthcare  
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a systematic healthcare system developed from clinical experience based on a scientific model of regulation.  ...  The integration of TCM in Western health systems and research requires a rational communicable theory, scientific proof of efficacy and safety, and quality control measures.  ...  Children quickly learn this system when enrolled in a formal training program, with evident development of their individual vegetative skills and reduced anxiety-induced effects [187, 188, 194] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/healthcare9030257 pmid:33804485 fatcat:nag4g4x6j5bfdecqalke3lqufa

Transmitting Health Philosophies through the Traditionalist Chinese Martial Arts in the UK

George Jennings
2014 Societies  
Martial arts and combat sports (MACS) offer a diversity of disciplines with their own intended training outcomes and techne.  ...  And that's why I'm quite interested to learn to teach with Steven, because he's got a year-long instructor training course which, in a year, I think you could learn quite a lot.  ...  In order to achieve this, the movements are performed in a slow, relaxed and unhurried manner, and with a great deal of concentration.  ... 
doi:10.3390/soc4040712 fatcat:gafqihg62rawvlbzygeo5nlika

Ninian Smart (6 May 1927 - 21 January 2001)

George Chryssides
2001 Buddhist Studies Review  
Had she picked it up, she could have learned of a s"tra already translated which described the manufacture of minature pagodas with tiny Buddha images inside 'as big as a myrobalan'-a fruit particularly  ...  Smart took up higher education at a time when Comparative Religion was in its infancy. Unusually for his time, he made a point of learning Sanskrit and P!  ...  His interests also included political systems, and he devoted an entire book-Mao (1974)-to Mao Zedung.  ... 
doi:10.1558/bsrv.v18i1.14472 fatcat:xtvwcshonvaq3h67mue43mz66i

2012 vol 19 no 2 Spring 2012

Erin McCarthy And Lisa Trivedi
2012 The ASIANetwork Exchange: A Journal for Asian Studies in the Liberal Arts  
Lye for bringing this opportunity to my attention and for assisting me with Chinese and other languages I'm not very familiar with.  ...  dissent, and with a court system widely recognized as biased in favor of the rich and powerful.  ...  A visit to Phnom Penh confirms a construction boom is underway, with high-rise buildings going up in many parts of the city.  ... 
doi:10.16995/ane.67 fatcat:sq2wi4sspjbe3a3x22d32hp2vi

Method in Motion: Grounding a Movement Pedagogy in the Lessons of Stanislavski

Kevin Inouye
This is used largely as a physical exercise and warm-up, and once learned will be continued at the beginning of most classes.  ...  (Relaxation Again) ! Almost every theatre instructor I've ever had has advocated relaxation, worked towards the removal of tensions in warm-ups, etc… but none has ever defined it this way.  ... 
doi:10.25772/8pfr-6558 fatcat:hhbm4au2lbcdzafkyoejfdcmee

The structure of the Doctrine of the Mean in diagrams

Guy Shimon Shababo
Thus, the diagrams concerned with this problem can be seen as a nexus where various issues meet.  ...  Useful as it may be, this form of analysis is limited when dealing with complicated diagrams. By using the philosophy of C.S.  ...  In this work the full symbol is presented for the first time, with the eight Trigrams (bagua), the teardrop shapes and the inner dots (Figure 8).  ... 
doi:10.14288/1.0072277 fatcat:x5obtl3uazexblzu7lhgbeanme


Soňa Sázelová
Interdisciplinary Insights Ichthyotherapy -biotherapeutic treatment method for patients with skin diseases ... RNDr. Peter Taká , CSc.  ...  Acupuncture and Natural Medicine Acknowledgements This study was established with the support of the Operational Program Research and Development and co-financed by the European Fund for Regional Development  ...  Filtration system Each therapeutic bath has two large external filters (with a flow rate up to 1700 liters / hour) installed, which also incorporate powerful 500 W thermoregulated water heaters, with the  ... 

The Use of Battle Rap As a Way to Engage Students in STEM

Jamie Thomas Parker
This research showed that as a result of utilizing battle rap, learning spaces were improved.  ...  Insights into teaching and learning were revealed through the study of these lyrics from a constructivist and intellectual warrior theoretical framework.  ...  It was also nice to take a break from being so stressed all the time and just relax and have fun, while also learning at the same time."  ... 
doi:10.7916/d8-fceh-2g62 fatcat:plscdfm6hjeedarcia5btlqz4u

Locally Responsive Public Open Space Design: Special Reference to Beijing, China

Huiming Liu
By employing an Inquiry by Design approach, the proposals were developed and tested with key decision makers in order to formulate final recommendations.  ...  Firstly, based on this large scale Fengshui (national geographic scale), in Figure 4 .11 and 4.12 the spatial position of the sky, earth, sunrise and sunset were identified according to Bagua (Heaven  ...  These are: comfort, relaxation, passive engagement with the environment (Whyte, 1980) , active engagement with the environment (Gehl, 1996; Whyte, 1980; PPS, 2000; Stevens, 2007) , discovery (Hajer  ... 
doi:10.24384/jkrz-h035 fatcat:6yiww5k2rrge5otvymmyzcsjm4

The emergence of the Chinese zheng : traditional context, contemporary evolution, and cultural identity

Mei Han
The zheng is a Chinese long zither that was developed from a five-string folk instrument over two thousand years ago to become a concert instrument with approximately twenty million practitioners around  ...  This dissertation is a musical and cultural study of the zheng's living tradition from traditional practice to contemporary evolution, with an emphasis on the transformation of its musical and cultural  ...  Figure 2 - 2 16 Comparison of the three main notational systems used for the zheng. Figure 2 - 2 17 Chaozhou scale and modal system. ( Madam Liuqing) (see Figure 2.18).  ... 
doi:10.14288/1.0073945 fatcat:xpq3djgx2vafnazxuz4itwzceq
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