The Dask community is highly distributed with different teams working independently. This is powerful but sometimes makes it hard for people within the community to see everything that is going on. The Dask Heartbeat by Coiled is a monthly publication intended to centralize and broadcast Dask news over the previous four weeks.
The Dask community is hosting a remote conference from May 19-21st! Details about how to attend and/or present are available at https://summit.dask.org. Matt Rocklin (Coiled) also wrote up some thoughts on Dask conferences in general.
Both Dask and Distributed version 2021.02.0 were released on February 5, 2021.
The March Dask community meeting was quite active. Some highlights from the meeting are:
Full meeting notes are available here.
Genevieve Buckley recently began as Dask’s Life Science Fellow where she will improve Dask specifically for life sciences. She recently published a blog post about getting to know the life science community.
Matt Rocklin (Coiled) gave a talk about ongoing work to accelerate the Dask scheduler. You can see a recording of his talk by clicking below.
Check out this blogpost by Chris Havlin which provides an update and proposal on Dask and yt development.
CECAM organized a HTC with Dask workshop this February which includes several seminars/tutorials that cover topics in the Dask HPC ecosystem. You can learn more about the workshop program (including video recordings) here.
John Kirkham (NVIDIA) has continued making micro-optimization of the scheduler as part of a larger effort to boost performance:
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