Session Type
Technical Talk
Date & Time
Thursday, October 12, 2023, 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
MLIR Is Not an ML Compiler, and Other Common Misconceptions

Despite the vast amount of material about the MLIR project, misconceptions regarding its scope and implementation abound. This talk will clarify such misconceptions highlighting that MLIR is not in fact a compiler, let alone a machine learning system; that dialects are intended to be mixed together despite the misleading name; and that there is fundamentally no single optimization and lowering pass pipeline. This talk addresses audience members with varying degrees of familiarity with MLIR, from neophytes who would get a better conceptual understanding of the project to advanced long-term users and contributors who could question or additionally justify some of the design choices that led to these misconceptions.

Location Name
California Ballroom