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Deep Learning GPU Benchmarks

GPU training/inference speeds using PyTorch®/TensorFlow for computer vision (CV), NLP, text-to-speech (TTS), etc.

PyTorch Training GPU Benchmarks 2023

PyTorch Training GPU Benchmarks 2022

YoloV5 Inference GPU Benchmarks

GPU Benchmark Methodology

To measure the relative effectiveness of GPUs when it comes to training neural networks we’ve chosen training throughput as the measuring stick. Training throughput measures the number of samples (e.g. tokens, images, etc...) processed per second by the GPU.

Using throughput instead of Floating Point Operations per Second (FLOPS) brings GPU performance into the realm of training neural networks. Training throughput is strongly correlated with time to solution — since with high training throughput, the GPU can run a dataset more quickly through the model and teach it faster.

In order to maximize training throughput it’s important to saturate GPU resources with large batch sizes, switch to faster GPUs, or parallelize training with multiple GPUs. Additionally, it’s also important to test throughput using state of the art (SOTA) model implementations across frameworks as it can be affected by model implementation.



We are working on new benchmarks using the same software version across all GPUs. Lambda's PyTorch® benchmark code is available here.

The 2023 benchmarks used using NGC's PyTorch® 22.10 docker image with Ubuntu 20.04, PyTorch® 1.13.0a0+d0d6b1f, CUDA 11.8.0, cuDNN, NVIDIA driver 520.61.05, and our fork of NVIDIA's optimized model implementations.

The 2022 benchmarks used using NGC's PyTorch® 21.07 docker image with Ubuntu 20.04, PyTorch® 1.10.0a0+ecc3718, CUDA 11.4.0, cuDNN, NVIDIA driver 470, and NVIDIA's optimized model implementations in side of the NGC container.

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YOLOv5 is a family of SOTA object detection architectures and models pretrained by Ultralytics. We use the opensource implementation in this repo to benchmark the inference lantency of YOLOv5 models across various types of GPUs and model format (PyTorch®, TorchScript, ONNX, TensorRT, TensorFlow, TensorFlow GraphDef). Details for input resolutions and model accuracies can be found here.