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README.md

mvfst-rl

mvfst-rl is a framework for network congestion control in the QUIC transport protocol that leverages state-of-the-art in asynchronous Reinforcement Learning training with off-policy correction. It's built upon the following components:

  1. mvfst, an implementation of the IETF QUIC transport protocol.
  2. torchbeast, a PyTorch implementation of asynchronous distributed deep RL.
  3. Pantheon, a set of calibrated network emulators.

Asynchronous RL Agent

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Training Architecture

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For more details, please refer to our paper.

Building mvfst-rl

Ubuntu 16+

Pantheon requires Python 2 while mvfst-rl training requires Python 3.7+. The recommended setup is to explicitly use python2/python3 commands.

For building with training support, it's recommended to have a conda environment first:

conda create -n mvfst-rl python=3.7 -y && conda activate mvfst-rl
./setup.sh

For building mvfst-rl in test-only or deployment mode, run the following script. This allows you to run a trained model exported via TorchScript purely in C++.

./setup.sh --inference

Training

Training can be run as follows:

python3 -m train.train \
  --mode=train \
  --base_logdir=/tmp/logs \
  --total_steps=1000000 \
  --learning_rate=0.00001 \
  --num_actors=40 \
  --cc_env_history_size=20

The above starts 40 Pantheon instances in parallel that communicate with the torchbeast actors via RPC. To see the full list of training parameters, run python3 -m train.train --help.

Evaluation

For running test via RPC for policy lookup, use --mode=test as follows:

python3 -m train.train \
  --mode=test \
  --base_logdir=/tmp/logs \
  --cc_env_history_size=20

The above takes the checkpoint.tar file in /tmp/logs and tests the RL agent on all emulated Panthoen environments.

To export a trained model via TorchScript, run the above command with --mode=trace. This outputs a traced model file within --base_logdir. Testing with local inference in C++ (without RPC) can then be run with --mode=test_local.

Contributing

We would love to have you contribute to mvfst-rl or use it for your research. See the CONTRIBUTING file for how to help out.

License

mvfst-rl is licensed under the CC-BY-NC 4.0 license, as found in the LICENSE file.

BibTeX

@article{mvfstrl2019,
  title={MVFST-RL: An Asynchronous RL Framework for Congestion Control with Delayed Actions},
  author={Viswanath Sivakumar and Tim Rockt\"{a}schel and Alexander H. Miller and Heinrich K\"{u}ttler and Nantas Nardelli and Mike Rabbat and Joelle Pineau and Sebastian Riedel},
  year={2019},
  eprint={1910.04054},
  archivePrefix={arXiv},
  primaryClass={cs.LG},
  url={https://arxiv.org/abs/1910.04054},
  journal={NeurIPS Workshop on Machine Learning for Systems},
}

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An asynchronous RL platform for congestion control in QUIC transport protocol. https://arxiv.org/abs/1910.04054.

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