Release Notes v1.6.1

New Features and Enhancements - 1.6.1

The following documentation and packages correspond to the latest software release version from Habana: 1.6.1-92. We recommend using the latest release where possible to stay aligned with performance improvements and updated model coverage. Please refer to the Installation Guide for further details.


  • Improved DeepSpeed BERT-5B to run with micro-BS=2.

  • Fixed Host NIC performance degradation.

  • Fixed cross_entropy loss function (torch.nn.functional.cross_entropy or torch.nn.CrossEntropyLoss) accuracy issue in BF16.