Training Working Group


Define, develop, and conduct the MLPerf™ Training benchmarks.


Benchmarking the performance of training ML models on a wide variety of use cases, software, and hardware drives AI performance across the tech industry. This working group draws on expertise in AI and the technology that powers AI from across the industry to design and create industry-standard benchmarks. Together, we create the reference implementations, rules, policies and procedures to benchmark a wide variety of AI workloads.

The Training working group strives for a critical balance of perspectives to ensure fairness and accuracy in the benchmarks. This balance comes from our member's diverse experience in many different AI hardware and software spaces. We are always looking for new members to help us create the benchmarks that best capture innovation in AI.


  1. Training benchmark roadmap
  2. Training benchmark rules
  3. Training benchmark reference implementations
  4. Training benchmark results every ~6 months

Meeting Schedule

Weekly on Thursday from 8:35-10:00AM Pacific.

How to Join and Access Working Group Resources

This group is limited to exclusively Members and Affiliates. If you are not already a Member/Affiliate or part of a Member/Affiliate company, you can learn more about Membership here.

Working Group Chairs

To contact all Training working group chairs email

Eric Han ( - LinkedIn

Eric is a software engineer at Meta driving PyTorch performance improvements.

Ritika Borkar ( - LinkedIn

Ritika Borkar is a Senior Deep Learning Architect at NVIDIA focusing on HW and SW optimizations for High Performance AI Computing on GPUs and datacenter systems. Previously, she worked on microarchitecture definition, ASIC design, and verification for IPs at Atmel and NVIDIA. Since MLPerf's inception in 2018, Ritika has influenced rules and processes for the training suite of benchmarks. She holds a master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, and a bachelor's degree from the National Institute of Technology at Trichy in India.