I got this from my fiend Assaf Araki from Intel: Veles is a new project by Samsung for distributed deep learning.
Interestingly, their first blog post says: "Vadim Markovtsev (main developer) and Gennady Kuznetsov (project leader) left Samsung to another company about 2 month ago. It is difficult to work with splited command, but we are not stoping Veles developing. We are using Slack to sharing ideas, problems and news. We are slowdown a little, but we will catch up."