Apache SystemDS 0.15.0 Release Notes

The Apache SystemML 0.15.0 release was approved on September 13, 2017. It is the first release of Apache SystemML since it became a Top-Level Project (TLP) on May 31, 2017. Updates have been made to the project in several areas, as detailed below.

New Features and Capabilities

  • Added several new 2D convolution layers.
  • Graduated nn library from staging to scripts/nn.

Experimental Features

  • Expanded Code Generation for broader performance improvements.
  • Enhanced GPU support and scalability.


  • Removed file-based transform.
  • Removed original MLContext API.

Various Fixes