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Anakin

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Welcome to the Anakin GitHub.

Anakin is an cross-platform, high-performance inference engine, which is originally developed by Baidu engineers and is a large-scale application of industrial products.

Please refer to our release announcement to track the latest feature of Anakin.

Features

  • Flexibility

    Anakin supports a wide range of neural network architectures and diffrent hardware platform. It is easy to run Anakin at GPU/x86/ARM platform.

  • High performance

    In order to giving full play to the performance of hardware, we optimize the forward prediction at diffrent levels.

    • Automatic graph fusion. The goal of all performance optimization under a given algorithm is to make ALU as busy as possible, Operator fusion can effectively reduce memory access and keep ALU busy.

    • Memory reuse. Forward prediction is a one-way calculation. We reuse the memory between the input and output of different operators, thus reducing the overall memory overhead.

    • Assembly level optimization. Saber is Anakin's underlying DNN library, which is deeply optimized at assembly level. Performance comparison between Anakin, TensorRT and Tensorflow-lite, please refer to the benchmark tests.

Installation

It is recommended to check out the Docker installation guide. before looking into the build from source guide.

Benchmark

It is recommended to check out the Benchmark Readme

Documentation

We provide English and Chinese documentation.

Ask Questions

You are welcome to submit questions and bug reports as Github Issues.

Copyright and License

Anakin is provided under the Apache-2.0 license.