Firebird News

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Tensorflow and why i love it

I work for my paper for master degree (Artistic style Implementation with Tensor Flow) and i love Tensorflow

Here are a few reasons why : It's python also i can use it quite easily with my gpus (gtx) also it's distributed across servers using gRPC

Tensor Flow has a clean, modular architecture with multiple frontends and execution platforms. Details are in the white paper.

 python -m tensorflow.models.image.mnist.convolutional
I tensorflow/stream_executor/] successfully opened CUDA library locally
I tensorflow/stream_executor/] successfully opened CUDA library locally
I tensorflow/stream_executor/] successfully opened CUDA library locally
I tensorflow/stream_executor/] successfully opened CUDA library locally
I tensorflow/stream_executor/] successfully opened CUDA library locally
Extracting data/train-images-idx3-ubyte.gz
Extracting data/train-labels-idx1-ubyte.gz
Extracting data/t10k-images-idx3-ubyte.gz
Extracting data/t10k-labels-idx1-ubyte.gz
I tensorflow/stream_executor/cuda/] successful NUMA node read from SysFS had negative value (-1), but there must be at least one NUMA node, so returning NUMA node zero
I tensorflow/core/common_runtime/gpu/] Found device 0 with properties:
name: GeForce GTX 750
major: 5 minor: 0 memoryClockRate (GHz) 1.0845
pciBusID 0000:01:00.0
Total memory: 2.00GiB
Free memory: 1.60GiB
I tensorflow/core/common_runtime/gpu/] DMA: 0
I tensorflow/core/common_runtime/gpu/] 0:   Y
I tensorflow/core/common_runtime/gpu/] Creating TensorFlow device (/gpu:0) -> (device: 0, name: GeForce GTX 750, pci bus id: 0000:01:00.0)
Step 0 (epoch 0.00), 23.4 ms
Minibatch loss: 12.054, learning rate: 0.010000
Minibatch error: 90.6%
Validation error: 84.6%
Step 100 (epoch 0.12), 19.2 ms
Minibatch loss: 1.595, learning rate: 0.006302
Minibatch error: 0.0%
Validation error: 0.8%
Step 8500 (epoch 9.89), 20.0 ms
Minibatch loss: 1.608, learning rate: 0.006302
Minibatch error: 1.6%
Validation error: 0.8%
Test error: 0.8%

After learning Theano now i can easily convert to TensorFlow
Here are few tutorials

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Firebird 3.0 is released

Firebird Project is happy to announce general availability of Firebird 3.0 — the latest major release of the Firebird relational database.

The primary goals for Firebird 3.0 were to unify the server architecture and to improve support for SMP and multiple-core hardware platforms. Parallel objectives were to improve threading of engine processes and the options for sharing page cache across thread and connection boundaries.

Alongside these aims came new strategies to improve performance, query optimization, monitoring and scalability and to address the demand for more security options. A number of popular features were introduced into the SQL language, including the long-awaited support for the Boolean data type and the associated logical predications.

Read the Press Release for more information. Please refer to the Release Notes for the full list of changes. Binary kits for Windows and Linux on both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms are immediately available for download. MacOS X and other platforms will follow.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Firebird 3 final is about to be released

The source code was just tagged in the repository, so we can expect the final release being out in the next days.

One change in the new Firebird 3 OO examples api is addition of the Services example .

Friday, April 01, 2016

Good news : Firebird 3.0 builds and works now with libreoffice

It was the comments that I forgot in download.lst (I forgot to comment 2.5.5 and enable 3.0).
I have updated the patch and now it compiles fine on ubuntu 15.10 x64

Submited new gerrit

Here is manual test :)

Icu error with Firebird 3.0 patch , testing lode script

I started refactoring firebird 3.0 patch and there are few issues with icu linking.
There are is no more --with-system-icu from the firebird configure options (Firebird on posix is using system icu : there is no icu no more in firebird tree).

So firebird is using the icu from libreoffice folder (downloaded to build libreoffice)
I will try to compile libo with --with-system-icu

On Windows 10 i started testing the lode script for setting up libo development 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Firebird 2.5 Patch to compile with Visual Studio 2015

Final Firebird 2.5 Patch to compile with Visual Studio 2015 is now merged

I will add a gerrit for libreoffice also

Gerrit for this patch is now created and added Lionel to the reviewers

update: added patch with mod_loader changes for VC14 ,
removed external/firebird/firebird-vs2013.patch.1 is not needed anymore in 2.5.5 (applied upstream) ,
modified apply firebird-msvc14.patch.1 only on Windows

ps: in Firebird tree i will send a pull request with icu small changes needed also new solutions for VS 2015 were merged earlier

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Firebird 3.0 and MSVC14 build (good news)

I have tested the Firebird 3.0 and MSVC14 compiler and builds ok

Tomorrow I will test also with firebird 2.5.x branch and i will check what patches are needed

Instructions for building it are located here

and on the website

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Let's go back to the c , Firebird embedded backup service works

I have used an c based example for services api and seems that it works without a need for auth user

gcc backup_service.c -lfbembed

./a.out employee.fdb employee.fbk

Attach succeed

Start succeed

gbak:readied database employee.fdb for backup gbak:creating file employee.fbk


gbak:writing SQL roles gbak:writing names mapping gbak:closing file, committing, and finishing. 74752 bytes written

I will split the backup service function in two one for backup and one for restore then i will compare with my service example , maybe is a buffer truncation issue