Installation

Precompiled Binaries

Dependencies

You need to have either PyTorch or LibTorch installed based on if you are using Python or C++ and you must have CUDA, cuDNN and TensorRT installed.

Python Package

You can install the python package using

# Python 3.6
pip3 install  https://github.com/NVIDIA/TRTorch/releases/download/v0.2.0/trtorch-0.2.0-cp36-cp36m-linux_x86_64.whl
# Python 3.7
pip3 install  https://github.com/NVIDIA/TRTorch/releases/download/v0.2.0/trtorch-0.2.0-cp37-cp37m-linux_x86_64.whl
# Python 3.8
pip3 install  https://github.com/NVIDIA/TRTorch/releases/download/v0.2.0/trtorch-0.2.0-cp38-cp38-linux_x86_64.whl
# Python 3.9
pip3 install  https://github.com/NVIDIA/TRTorch/releases/download/v0.2.0/trtorch-0.2.0-cp39-cp39-linux_x86_64.whl

C++ Binary Distribution

Precompiled tarballs for releases are provided here: https://github.com/NVIDIA/TRTorch/releases

Compiling From Source

Dependencies for Compilation

TRTorch is built with Bazel, so begin by installing it.

export BAZEL_VERSION=$(cat <PATH_TO_TRTORCH_ROOT>/.bazelversion)
mkdir bazel
cd bazel
curl -fSsL -O https://github.com/bazelbuild/bazel/releases/download/$BAZEL_VERSION/bazel-$BAZEL_VERSION-dist.zip
unzip bazel-$BAZEL_VERSION-dist.zip
bash ./compile.sh
cp output/bazel /usr/local/bin/

You will also need to have CUDA installed on the system (or if running in a container, the system must have the CUDA driver installed and the container must have CUDA)

The correct LibTorch version will be pulled down for you by bazel.

NOTE: For best compatability with official PyTorch, use TensorRT 7.2 and cuDNN 8.0 for CUDA 11.0 however TRTorch itself supports TensorRT and cuDNN for CUDA versions other than 11.0 for usecases such as using NVIDIA compiled distributions of PyTorch that use other versions of CUDA e.g. aarch64 or custom compiled version of PyTorch.

You then have two compilation options:

Building using cuDNN & TensorRT tarball distributions

This is recommended so as to build TRTorch hermetically and insures any compilation errors are not caused by version issues

Make sure when running TRTorch that these versions of the libraries are prioritized in your $LD_LIBRARY_PATH

You need to download the tarball distributions of TensorRT and cuDNN from the NVIDIA website.

Place these files in a directory (the directories thrid_party/distdir/[x86_64-linux-gnu | aarch64-linux-gnu] exist for this purpose)

Then compile referencing the directory with the tarballs

If you get errors regarding the packages, check their sha256 hashes and make sure they match the ones listed in WORKSPACE

Release Build

bazel build //:libtrtorch -c opt --distdir thrid_party/distdir/[x86_64-linux-gnu | aarch64-linux-gnu]

A tarball with the include files and library can then be found in bazel-bin

Debug Build

To build with debug symbols use the following command

bazel build //:libtrtorch -c dbg --distdir thrid_party/distdir/[x86_64-linux-gnu | aarch64-linux-gnu]

A tarball with the include files and library can then be found in bazel-bin

Pre CXX11 ABI Build

To build using the pre-CXX11 ABI use the pre_cxx11_abi config

bazel build //:libtrtorch --config pre_cxx11_abi -c [dbg/opt] --distdir thrid_party/distdir/[x86_64-linux-gnu | aarch64-linux-gnu]

A tarball with the include files and library can then be found in bazel-bin

Building using locally installed cuDNN & TensorRT

If you encounter bugs and you compiled using this method please disclose it in the issue (an ldd dump would be nice too)

Install TensorRT, CUDA and cuDNN on the system before starting to compile.

In WORKSPACE comment out:

# Downloaded distributions to use with --distdir
http_archive(
    name = "cudnn",
    urls = ["<URL>",],

    build_file = "@//third_party/cudnn/archive:BUILD",
    sha256 = "<TAR SHA256>",
    strip_prefix = "cuda"
)

http_archive(
    name = "tensorrt",
    urls = ["<URL>",],

    build_file = "@//third_party/tensorrt/archive:BUILD",
    sha256 = "<TAR SHA256>",
    strip_prefix = "TensorRT-<VERSION>"
)

and uncomment

# Locally installed dependencies
new_local_repository(
    name = "cudnn",
    path = "/usr/",
    build_file = "@//third_party/cudnn/local:BUILD"
)

new_local_repository(
name = "tensorrt",
path = "/usr/",
build_file = "@//third_party/tensorrt/local:BUILD"
)

Release Build

Compile using:

bazel build //:libtrtorch -c opt

A tarball with the include files and library can then be found in bazel-bin

Debug Build

To build with debug symbols use the following command

bazel build //:libtrtorch -c dbg

A tarball with the include files and library can then be found in bazel-bin

Pre CXX11 ABI Build

To build using the pre-CXX11 ABI use the pre_cxx11_abi config

bazel build //:libtrtorch --config pre_cxx11_abi -c [dbg/opt]

Building the Python package

Begin by installing ninja

You can build the Python package using setup.py (this will also build the correct version of libtrtorch.so )

python3 setup.py [install/bdist_wheel]

Debug Build

python3 setup.py develop [--user]

This also compiles a debug build of libtrtorch.so

Building Natively on aarch64 (Jetson)

Prerequisites

Install or compile a build of PyTorch/LibTorch for aarch64

NVIDIA hosts builds the latest release branch for Jetson here:

Enviorment Setup

To build natively on aarch64-linux-gnu platform, configure the WORKSPACE with local available dependencies.

  1. Disable the rules with http_archive for x86_64 by commenting the following rules:

#http_archive(
#    name = "libtorch",
#    build_file = "@//third_party/libtorch:BUILD",
#    strip_prefix = "libtorch",
#    urls = ["https://download.pytorch.org/libtorch/cu102/libtorch-cxx11-abi-shared-with-deps-1.5.1.zip"],
#    sha256 = "cf0691493d05062fe3239cf76773bae4c5124f4b039050dbdd291c652af3ab2a"
#)

#http_archive(
#    name = "libtorch_pre_cxx11_abi",
#    build_file = "@//third_party/libtorch:BUILD",
#    strip_prefix = "libtorch",
#    sha256 = "818977576572eadaf62c80434a25afe44dbaa32ebda3a0919e389dcbe74f8656",
#    urls = ["https://download.pytorch.org/libtorch/cu102/libtorch-shared-with-deps-1.5.1.zip"],
#)

# Download these tarballs manually from the NVIDIA website
# Either place them in the distdir directory in third_party and use the --distdir flag
# or modify the urls to "file:///<PATH TO TARBALL>/<TARBALL NAME>.tar.gz

#http_archive(
#    name = "cudnn",
#    urls = ["https://developer.nvidia.com/compute/machine-learning/cudnn/secure/8.0.1.13/10.2_20200626/cudnn-10.2-linux-x64-v8.0.1.13.tgz"],
#    build_file = "@//third_party/cudnn/archive:BUILD",
#    sha256 = "0c106ec84f199a0fbcf1199010166986da732f9b0907768c9ac5ea5b120772db",
#    strip_prefix = "cuda"
#)

#http_archive(
#    name = "tensorrt",
#    urls = ["https://developer.nvidia.com/compute/machine-learning/tensorrt/secure/7.1/tars/TensorRT-7.1.3.4.Ubuntu-18.04.x86_64-gnu.cuda-10.2.cudnn8.0.tar.gz"],
#    build_file = "@//third_party/tensorrt/archive:BUILD",
#    sha256 = "9205bed204e2ae7aafd2e01cce0f21309e281e18d5bfd7172ef8541771539d41",
#    strip_prefix = "TensorRT-7.1.3.4"
#)
  1. Disable Python API testing dependencies:

#pip3_import(
#    name = "trtorch_py_deps",
#    requirements = "//py:requirements.txt"
#)

#load("@trtorch_py_deps//:requirements.bzl", "pip_install")
#pip_install()

#pip3_import(
#   name = "py_test_deps",
#   requirements = "//tests/py:requirements.txt"
#)

#load("@py_test_deps//:requirements.bzl", "pip_install")
#pip_install()
  1. Configure the correct paths to directory roots containing local dependencies in the new_local_repository rules:

    NOTE: If you installed PyTorch using a pip package, the correct path is the path to the root of the python torch package. In the case that you installed with sudo pip install this will be /usr/local/lib/python3.6/dist-packages/torch . In the case you installed with pip install --user this will be $HOME/.local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/torch .

In the case you are using NVIDIA compiled pip packages, set the path for both libtorch sources to the same path. This is because unlike PyTorch on x86_64, NVIDIA aarch64 PyTorch uses the CXX11-ABI. If you compiled for source using the pre_cxx11_abi and only would like to use that library, set the paths to the same path but when you compile make sure to add the flag --config=pre_cxx11_abi

new_local_repository(
    name = "libtorch",
    path = "/usr/local/lib/python3.6/dist-packages/torch",
    build_file = "third_party/libtorch/BUILD"
)

new_local_repository(
    name = "libtorch_pre_cxx11_abi",
    path = "/usr/local/lib/python3.6/dist-packages/torch",
    build_file = "third_party/libtorch/BUILD"
)

new_local_repository(
    name = "cudnn",
    path = "/usr/",
    build_file = "@//third_party/cudnn/local:BUILD"
)

new_local_repository(
    name = "tensorrt",
    path = "/usr/",
    build_file = "@//third_party/tensorrt/local:BUILD"
)

Compile C++ Library and Compiler CLI

Compile TRTorch library using bazel command:

bazel build //:libtrtorch

Compile Python API

Compile the Python API using the following command from the //py directory:

python3 setup.py install --use-cxx11-abi

If you have a build of PyTorch that uses Pre-CXX11 ABI drop the --use-cxx11-abi flag