I have trained a torch model for NLP tasks and would like to perform some inference using a multi GPU machine (in this case with two GPUs).
Inside the processing code, I use this
dataset = TensorDataset(encoded_dict['input_ids'], encoded_dict['attention_mask']) sampler = DistributedSampler( dataset, num_replicas=args.nodes * args.gpus, rank=args.node_rank * args.gpus + gpu_number, shuffle=False ) dataloader = DataLoader(dataset, batch_size=batch_size, sampler=sampler)
For those familiar with NLP,
encoded_dict is the output from the
tokenizer.batch_encode_plus function where the
tokenizer is an instance of
The issue I’m having is that each GPU is doing predictions (i.e. inference) on a subset of the full dataset, and saving the predictions separately; for example, if I have a dataset with 1000 samples to predict, each GPU is predicting 500 of them. As a result, I have no way of knowing which samples out of the 1000 were predicted by which GPU, as their order is not preserved, therefore the model predictions are meaningless as I cannot trace each of them back to their input sample.
I have tried to save the dataloader instance (as a pickle) together with the predictions and then extracting the input_ids by using
dataloader.dataset.tensors, however this requires a tokeniser decoding step which I rather avoid, as the tokenizer will have slightly changed the text (for example double whitespaces would be removed, words with dashes will have been split and so on).
What is the cleanest way to save the input text samples together with their predictions when doing inference in distributed mode?