NVIDIA TensorRT Inference Server¶
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The NVIDIA TensorRT Inference Server provides a cloud inferencing solution optimized for NVIDIA GPUs. The server provides an inference service via an HTTP or GRPC endpoint, allowing remote clients to request inferencing for any model being managed by the server. The inference server provides the following features:
Multiple framework support. The server can manage any number and mix of models (limited by system disk and memory resources). Supports TensorRT, TensorFlow GraphDef, TensorFlow SavedModel, ONNX, PyTorch, and Caffe2 NetDef model formats. Also supports TensorFlow-TensorRT integrated models. Variable-size input and output tensors are allowed if supported by the framework. See Capabilities for detailed support information for each framework.
Concurrent model execution support. Multiple models (or multiple instances of the same model) can run simultaneously on the same GPU.
Batching support. For models that support batching, the server can accept requests for a batch of inputs and respond with the corresponding batch of outputs. The inference server also supports multiple scheduling and batching algorithms that combine individual inference requests together to improve inference throughput. These scheduling and batching decisions are transparent to the client requesting inference.
Custom backend support. The inference server allows individual models to be implemented with custom backends instead of by a deep-learning framework. With a custom backend a model can implement any logic desired, while still benefiting from the GPU support, concurrent execution, dynamic batching and other features provided by the server.
Ensemble support. An ensemble represents a pipeline of one or more models and the connection of input and output tensors between those models. A single inference request to an ensemble will trigger the execution of the entire pipeline.
Multi-GPU support. The server can distribute inferencing across all system GPUs.
The inference server provides multiple modes for model management. These model management modes allow for both implicit and explicit loading and unloading of models without requiring a server restart.
Model repositories may reside on a locally accessible file system (e.g. NFS), in Google Cloud Storage or in Amazon S3.
Readiness and liveness health endpoints suitable for any orchestration or deployment framework, such as Kubernetes.
Metrics indicating GPU utilization, server throughput, and server latency.
C library inferface allows the full functionality of the inference server to be included directly in an application.
- Installing the Server
- Running the Server
- Client Libraries
- Client Examples
- Models And Schedulers
- Model Repository
- Model Configuration
- Model Management
- Custom Operations
- HTTP and GRPC API
- Library API
- What are the advantages of running a model with TensorRT Inference Server compared to running directly using the model’s framework API?
- Can TensorRT Inference Server run on systems that don’t have GPUs?
- Can TensorRT Inference Server be used in non-Docker environments?
- How would you use TensorRT Inference Server within the AWS environment?
- How do I measure the performance of my model running in the TensorRT Inference Server?
- How can I fully utilize the GPU with TensorRT Inference Server?
- If I have a server with multiple GPUs should I use one TensorRT Inference Server to manage all GPUs or should I use multiple inference servers, one for each GPU?
- Protobuf API
- C++ API
- Python API