A wide variety of Remote Sensing (RS) missions are continuously acquiring a large volume of data every day. The availability of large datasets has propelled Deep Learning (DL) methods also in the RS domain. Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) have become the state of the art when tackling the classification of images, however the process of training is time consuming. In this work we exploit the Layer-wise Adaptive Moments optimizer for Batch training (LAMB) optimizer to use large batch size training on High-Performance Computing (HPC) systems. With the use of LAMB combined with learning rate scheduling and warm-up strategies, the experimental results on RS data classification demonstrate that a ResNet50 can be trained faster with batch sizes up to 32K.
(Presented by Rocco Sedona)