Retiring the spark and parallelwrapper (minus parallelinference) module

Hello all,

The M3 release will be out soon. I wanted the community to know as part of the streamlining of the framework I am continuing to retire modules that I don’t see the community using.

I haven’t seen much if any spark activity in the last few years. WIth that in mind I am removing spark.

If your team relies on spark, DM me and I can work out an arrangement.
ParallelWrapper will also be removed. The parameter averaging modules have not been touched in a long time and I have not seen a ton of usage.

ParallelInference has a clear use case and I’ve seen activity around that but will be removing everything else.