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This document has instructions for how to run WaveNet for the following modes/precisions:

Benchmarking instructions and scripts for model training and inference other precisions are coming later.

FP32 Inference Instructions

  1. Clone the tensorflow-wavenet repo and get pull request #352 for the CPU optimizations. The path to the cloned repo will be passed as the model source directory when running the benchmarking script.
$ git clone
Cloning into 'tensorflow-wavenet'...
remote: Enumerating objects: 1, done.
remote: Counting objects: 100% (1/1), done.
remote: Total 918 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0), pack-reused 917
Receiving objects: 100% (918/918), 342.32 KiB | 0 bytes/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (528/528), done.

$ cd tensorflow-wavenet/

$ git fetch origin pull/352/head:cpu_optimized
remote: Enumerating objects: 3, done.
remote: Counting objects: 100% (3/3), done.
remote: Total 4 (delta 3), reused 3 (delta 3), pack-reused 1
Unpacking objects: 100% (4/4), done.
 * [new ref]         refs/pull/352/head -> cpu_optimized

$ git checkout cpu_optimized

$ pwd
  1. Clone this intelai/models repo. This repo has the launch script for running benchmarking, as well as checkpoint files for a pre-trained model. After cloning the repo, navigate to the benchmarks directory, which is where the launch script is located.
$ git clone

$ cd models/benchmarks
  1. Download and extract the pretrained model:

    $ wget
    $ tar -xvf wavenet_fp32_pretrained_model.tar.gz
  2. Start benchmarking by executing the launch script and passing args specifying that we are running wavenet fp32 inference using TensorFlow, along with a dockerfile that includes Intel Optimizations for TensorFlow and the path to the model source dir (from step 1) and the checkpoint files (from step 3). We are also passing a couple of extra model args for wavenet: the name of the checkpoint to use and the sample number.

python \
    --precision fp32 \
    --model-name wavenet \
    --mode inference \
    --framework tensorflow \
    --socket-id 0 \
    --num-cores 1 \
    --docker-image intelaipg/intel-optimized-tensorflow:latest-devel-mkl \
    --model-source-dir /home/<user>/wavenet/tensorflow-wavenet \
    --checkpoint /home/<user>/wavenet_checkpoints \
    -- checkpoint_name=model.ckpt-99 sample=8510
  1. The logs are displayed in the console output as well as saved to a file in the value of --output-dir.

The tail of the log should look something like this:

Time per 500 Samples: 1.530719 sec
Samples / sec: 326.643875
msec / sample: 3.061438
Sample: 7500
Time per 500 Samples: 1.553019 sec
Samples / sec: 321.953602
msec / sample: 3.106038
Sample: 8000
Time per 500 Samples: 1.552633 sec
Samples / sec: 322.033594
msec / sample: 3.105266
Sample: 8500

Average Throughput of whole run: Samples / sec: 289.351783
Average Latency of whole run: msec / sample: 3.456001
Finished generating. The result can be viewed in TensorBoard.
lscpu_path_cmd = command -v lscpu
lscpu located here: /usr/bin/lscpu
Ran inference with batch size -1
Log location outside container: {--output-dir value}/benchmark_wavenet_inference_fp32_20190105_015022.log
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