Acceleration with INT8 precision using TensorRT


I have successfully converted ResNet-r50 to fp16 using TensorRT with Python and C++ but I am unable to do the same with INT8 precision. I cant quite understand the calibration step involved with the acceleration using the official documentation.

Can anyone help me with understanding the calibration? A good tutorial or reference links might help.

Thanks in advance.


TensorRT Version:
GPU Type: nvidia RTX 3080
Nvidia Driver Version: 460.27.04
CUDA Version: 11.2
Operating System + Version: LINUX 18.04
Python Version: 3.6
TensorFlow Version: 2.3.1

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Hi @himanipatel,

Please refer following links.

Thank you.

Thank you for the quick reply.
I have checked the compatibility and INT8 is is supported in our GPU. I have run the mnist samples available in the following github repository too: TensorRT/samples/opensource/sampleINT8 at master · NVIDIA/TensorRT · GitHub

But I do not understand how to implement the same for custom models.

I have referred to these links but I am still having difficulty in converting my custom model. If you have any good tutorials, it would be very helpful.
I am new to the field so sorry if these queries basic or obvious.

Check out my Demo #6: Using INT8 and DLA core of tensorrt_demos. I think you’d be able to reuse most of my code. And the code for building the INT8 TensorRT engine is here.


Thank you so much.