Change Log

These are the release notes for JAX.

jax 0.1.63 (unreleased)

jax 0.1.62 (March 21, 2020)

  • JAX has dropped support for Python 3.5. Please upgrade to Python 3.6 or newer.
  • Removed the internal function lax._safe_mul, which implemented the convention 0. * nan == 0.. This change means some programs when differentiated will produce nans when they previously produced correct values, though it ensures nans rather than silently incorrect results are produced for other programs. See #2447 and #1052 for details.
  • Added an all_gather parallel convenience function.
  • More type annotations in core code.

jaxlib 0.1.42 (March 19, 2020)

  • jaxlib 0.1.41 broke cloud TPU support due to an API incompatibility. This release fixes it again.
  • JAX has dropped support for Python 3.5. Please upgrade to Python 3.6 or newer.

jax 0.1.61 (March 17, 2020)

  • Fixes Python 3.5 support. This will be the last JAX or jaxlib release that supports Python 3.5.

jax 0.1.60 (March 17, 2020)

  • GitHub commits.
  • New features:
    • jax.pmap() has static_broadcast_argnums argument which allows the user to specify arguments that should be treated as compile-time constants and should be broadcasted to all devices. It works analogously to static_argnums in jax.jit().
    • Improved error messages for when tracers are mistakenly saved in global state.
    • Added jax.nn.one_hot() utility function.
    • Added :py:module:`jax.experimental.jet` for exponentially faster higher-order automatic differentiation.
    • Added more sanity checking to arguments of jax.lax.broadcast_in_dim().
  • The minimum jaxlib version is now 0.1.41.

jaxlib 0.1.40 (March 4, 2020)

  • Adds experimental support in Jaxlib for TensorFlow profiler, which allows tracing of CPU and GPU computations from TensorBoard.
  • Includes prototype support for multihost GPU computations that communicate via NCCL.
  • Improves performance of NCCL collectives on GPU.
  • Adds TopK, CustomCallWithoutLayout, CustomCallWithLayout, IGammaGradA and RandomGamma implementations.
  • Supports device assignments known at XLA compilation time.

jax 0.1.59 (February 11, 2020)

  • GitHub commits.
  • Breaking changes
    • The minimum jaxlib version is now 0.1.38.
    • Simplified Jaxpr by removing the Jaxpr.freevars and Jaxpr.bound_subjaxprs. The call primitives (xla_call, xla_pmap, sharded_call, and remat_call) get a new parameter call_jaxpr with a fully-closed (no constvars) jaxpr. Also, added a new field call_primitive to primitives.
  • New features:
    • Reverse-mode automatic differentiation (e.g. grad) of lax.cond, making it now differentiable in both modes (https://github.com/google/jax/pull/2091)
    • JAX now supports DLPack, which allows sharing CPU and GPU arrays in a zero-copy way with other libraries, such as PyTorch.
    • JAX GPU DeviceArrays now support __cuda_array_interface__, which is another zero-copy protocol for sharing GPU arrays with other libraries such as CuPy and Numba.
    • JAX CPU device buffers now implement the Python buffer protocol, which allows zero-copy buffer sharing between JAX and NumPy.
    • Added JAX_SKIP_SLOW_TESTS environment variable to skip tests known as slow.

jaxlib 0.1.39 (February 11, 2020)

  • Updates XLA.

jaxlib 0.1.38 (January 29, 2020)

  • CUDA 9.0 is no longer supported.
  • CUDA 10.2 wheels are now built by default.

jax 0.1.58 (January 28, 2020)

Notable bug fixes

  • With the Python 3 upgrade, JAX no longer depends on fastcache, which should help with installation.