Quickstart¶

To launch a fault-tolerant job, run the following on all nodes.

torchrun
--nnodes=NUM_NODES
--nproc_per_node=TRAINERS_PER_NODE
--rdzv_id=JOB_ID
--rdzv_backend=c10d
YOUR_TRAINING_SCRIPT.py (--arg1 ... train script args...)


To launch an elastic job, run the following on at least MIN_SIZE nodes and at most MAX_SIZE nodes.

torchrun
--nnodes=MIN_SIZE:MAX_SIZE
--nproc_per_node=TRAINERS_PER_NODE
--rdzv_id=JOB_ID
--rdzv_backend=c10d
YOUR_TRAINING_SCRIPT.py (--arg1 ... train script args...)


HOST_NODE_ADDR, in form <host>[:<port>] (e.g. node1.example.com:29400), specifies the node and the port on which the C10d rendezvous backend should be instantiated and hosted. It can be any node in your training cluster, but ideally you should pick a node that has a high bandwidth.

Note

If no port number is specified HOST_NODE_ADDR defaults to 29400.

Note

The --standalone option can be passed to launch a single node job with a sidecar rendezvous backend. You don’t have to pass --rdzv_id, --rdzv_endpoint, and --rdzv_backend when the --standalone option is used.

Note

If torchrun does not meet your requirements you may use our APIs directly for more powerful customization. Start by taking a look at the elastic agent API.