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πŸ€— Optimum Intel

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πŸ€— Optimum Intel

πŸ€— Optimum Intel is the interface between the πŸ€— Transformers library and the different tools and libraries provided by Intel to accelerate end-to-end pipelines on Intel architectures.

Intel Neural Compressor is an open-source library enabling the usage of the most popular compression techniques such as quantization, pruning and knowledge distillation. It supports automatic accuracy-driven tuning strategies in order for users to easily generate quantized model. The users can easily apply static, dynamic and aware-training quantization approaches while giving an expected accuracy criteria. It also supports different weight pruning techniques enabling the creation of pruned model giving a predefined sparsity target.

OpenVINO is an open-source toolkit that enables high performance inference capabilities for Intel CPUs, GPUs, and special DL inference accelerators. It is supplied with a set of tools to optimize and quantize models. Optimum Intel provides a simple interface to optimize Transformer models, convert them to OpenVINO Intermediate Representation format and to run inference using OpenVINO.


πŸ€— Optimum Intel can be installed using pip as follows:

python -m pip install optimum[intel]

Optimum Intel is a fast-moving project, and you may want to install from source.

pip install git+https://github.com/huggingface/optimum-intel.git

To install the latest release of this package with the corresponding required dependencies, you can do respectively:

Accelerator Installation
Intel Neural Compressor (INC) python -m pip install optimum[neural-compressor]
Intel OpenVINO python -m pip install optimum[openvino,nncf]