PyTorch Machine Learning Framework Enables GPU Accelerated Training on Apple Silicon Macs – MacRumors

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Working with Apple’s Metal Engineering team, PyTorch today announced that its open-source machine learning framework will soon support GPU-accelerated model training on Apple’s silicon-powered Macs. M1, M1 Pro, M1 Max or M1 Ultra.


Until now, PyTorch training on the Mac has only used the CPU, but an upcoming release will allow developers and researchers to take advantage of the GPU built into Apple silicon chips for “significantly faster” model training.

A preview of PyTorch version 1.12 with GPU-accelerated training is available for Apple Silicon Macs running macOS 12.3 or later with a native version of Python. Performance comparisons and additional details are available on the PyTorch website.

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