Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center (AIRCC)

Volume 12, Number 06, March 2022

Deep Learning Framework Mindspore and Pytorch Comparison


Xiangyu XIA and Shaoxiang ZHOU, Beijing City University, China


Deep learning has been well used in many fields. However, there is a large amount of data when training neural networks, which makes many deep learning frameworks appear to serve deep learning practitioners, providing services that are more convenient to use and perform better. MindSpore and PyTorch are both deep learning frameworks. MindSpore is owned by HUAWEI, while PyTorch is owned by Facebook. Some people think that HUAWEI's MindSpore has better performance than FaceBook's PyTorch, which makes deep learning practitioners confused about the choice between the two. In this paper, we perform analytical and experimental analysis to reveal the comparison of training speed of MIndSpore and PyTorch on a single GPU. To ensure that our survey is as comprehensive as possible, we carefully selected neural networks in 2 main domains, which cover computer vision and natural language processing (NLP). The contribution of this work is twofold. First, we conduct detailed benchmarking experiments on MindSpore and PyTorch to analyze the reasons for their performance differences. This work provides guidance for end users to choose between these two frameworks.


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