oneDNN supports multiple data types. However, the 32-bit IEEE single-precision floating-point data type is the fundamental type in oneDNN. It is the only data type that must be supported by an implementation. All the other types discussed below are optional.
Primitives operating on the single-precision floating-point data type consume data, produce, and store intermediate results using the same data type.
Moreover, single-precision floating-point data type is often used for intermediate results in the mixed precision computations because it provides better accuracy. For example, the elementwise primitive and elementwise post-ops always use it internally.
oneDNN uses the following enumeration to refer to data types it supports:
Data type specification.
Undefined data type (used for empty memory descriptors).
32-bit signed integer.
8-bit signed integer.
8-bit unsigned integer.
- enumerator undef¶
oneDNN supports training and inference with the following data types:
Using lower precision arithmetic may require changes in the deep learning model implementation.
Individual primitives may have additional limitations with respect to data type support based on the precision requirements. The list of data types supported by each primitive is included in the corresponding sections of the specification guide.