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programmerChilli t1_jcnydmw wrote

I think it is used in Pytorch’s nn.transformerencoder but a lot of people like implementing their own.


mike94025 t1_jcv94un wrote

SDPA is used by F.multi_head_attention_forward (if need_weights=False) which is used by nn.MHA and nn.Transformer* as well as other libraries. (source)

Public service announcement: need_weights defaults to True, and guts performance. (Because allocating and writing the attention weight tensor defeats the memory BW advantages of flash attention.)

Also, if `key_padding_mask is not None` performance will suffer (because this is converted into an attention mask, and only the causal attention mask is suppprted by Flash Attention). Use Nested Tensors for variable sequence length batches.