Experimental backing for the WebGPU API, for performing operations such as rendering and computation on a GPU, provides a path toward out-of-the-box GPU accelerated machine learning in Deno, release notes said.
The WebGPU spec has not been finalised, but support is being added to browsers such as Chromium, Firefox, and Safari, the Deno release notes state. GPU usage in machine learning has enabled more complex neural networks, or deep learning.
Installation instructions for Deno 1.8 can be found at deno.land. Those with Deno already installed can access Deno 1.8 by running
Other capabilities in Deno 1.8 include built-in internationalisation APIs have been enabled.
This is in addition to support for fetching private modules is now stabilised. Developers can fetch remote modules from a private server using auth tokens. Furthermore, coverage infrastructure has been expanded, with coverage handling split into coverage collection and coverage reporting.
Deno 1.8 follows the January 19 release of Deno 1.7. The platform has arisen as an attempt to provide a more secure alternative to Node.js, and with a better module system. Deno’s development and was spearheaded by Node.js creator Ryan Dahl.