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This UNet model is adapted from the original version of the UNet model which is a convolutional auto-encoder for 2D image segmentation. UNet was first introduced by Olaf Ronneberger, Philip Fischer, and Thomas Brox in the paper: UNet: Convolutional Networks for Biomedical Image Segmentation.
This work proposes a modified version of UNet, called
TinyUNet which performs efficiently and with very high accuracy
on the industrial anomaly dataset DAGM2007.
TinyUNet, like the original UNet is composed of two parts:
It repeatedly applies 3 downsampling blocks composed of two 2D convolutions followed by a 2D max pooling layer in the encoding sub-network. In the decoding sub-network, 3 upsampling blocks are composed of a upsample2D layer followed by a 2D convolution, a concatenation operation with the residual connection and two 2D convolutions.
TinyUNet has been introduced to reduce the model capacity which was leading to a high degree of over-fitting on a
small dataset like DAGM2007. The complete architecture is presented in the figure below:
Figure 1. Architecture of the UNet Industrial
This model trains in 2500 epochs, under the following setup:
Global Batch Size: 16
Learning Rate Schedule: Exponential Step Decay
Weight Initialization: He Uniform Distribution (introduced by Kaiming He et al. in 2015 to address issues related ReLU activations in deep neural networks)
Loss Function: Adaptive
Weight decay: 1e-5
The following features are supported by this model.
|Automatic mixed precision (AMP)||Yes|
|Horovod Multi-GPU (NCCL)||Yes|
|Accelerated Linear Algebra (XLA)||Yes|
Automatic Mixed Precision (AMP)
This implementation of UNet uses AMP to implement mixed precision training. It allows us to use FP16 training with FP32 master weights by modifying just a few lines of code.
Horovod is a distributed training framework for TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch, and MXNet. The goal of Horovod is to make distributed deep learning fast and easy to use. For more information about how to get started with Horovod, see the Horovod: Official repository.
Multi-GPU training with Horovod
Our model uses Horovod to implement efficient multi-GPU training with NCCL. For details, see example sources in this repository or see the TensorFlow tutorial.
XLA support (experimental)
XLA is a domain-specific compiler for linear algebra that can accelerate TensorFlow models with potentially no source code changes. The results are improvements in speed and memory usage: most internal benchmarks run ~1.1-1.5x faster after XLA is enabled.
Mixed precision is the combined use of different numerical precisions in a computational method. Mixed precision training offers significant computational speedup by performing operations in half-precision format while storing minimal information in single-precision to retain as much information as possible in critical parts of the network. Since the introduction of Tensor Cores in Volta, and following with both the Turing and Ampere architectures, significant training speedups are experienced by switching to mixed precision -- up to 3x overall speedup on the most arithmetically intense model architectures. Using mixed precision training previously required two steps:
This can now be achieved using Automatic Mixed Precision (AMP) for TensorFlow to enable the full mixed precision methodology in your existing TensorFlow model code. AMP enables mixed precision training on Volta and Turing GPUs automatically. The TensorFlow framework code makes all necessary model changes internally.
In TF-AMP, the computational graph is optimized to use as few casts as necessary and maximize the use of FP16, and the loss scaling is automatically applied inside of supported optimizers. AMP can be configured to work with the existing tf.contrib loss scaling manager by disabling the AMP scaling with a single environment variable to perform only the automatic mixed-precision optimization. It accomplishes this by automatically rewriting all computation graphs with the necessary operations to enable mixed precision training and automatic loss scaling.
This implementation exploits the TensorFlow Automatic Mixed Precision feature. In order to enable mixed precision training, the following environment variables must be defined with the correct value before the training starts:
Exporting these variables ensures that loss scaling is performed correctly and automatically.
By supplying the
--amp flag to the
main.py script while training in FP32, the following variables are set to their correct value for mixed precision training:
if params.use_amp: os.environ['TF_ENABLE_AUTO_MIXED_PRECISION'] = '1'
TensorFloat-32 (TF32) is the new math mode in NVIDIA A100 GPUs for handling the matrix math also called tensor operations. TF32 running on Tensor Cores in A100 GPUs can provide up to 10x speedups compared to single-precision floating-point math (FP32) on Volta GPUs.
TF32 Tensor Cores can speed up networks using FP32, typically with no loss of accuracy. It is more robust than FP16 for models which require high dynamic range for weights or activations.
For more information, refer to the TensorFloat-32 in the A100 GPU Accelerates AI Training, HPC up to 20x blog post.
TF32 is supported in the NVIDIA Ampere GPU architecture and is enabled by default.