Partial Training¶

Section Full Training introduces a class able a while ONNX graph. onnxruntime-training handles the computation of the loss, the gradient, it updates the weights as well. This design does not work when ONNX graph only plays a part in the model and is not the whole model. A deep neural network could be composed with a first layer from torch, a second one from ONNX, and be trained by a gradient descent implemented in python.

Partial training is another way to train an ONNX model. It can be trained as a standalone ONNX graph or be integrated in a torch model or any framework implementing forward and backward mechanism. Next example introduced how this is done with ONNX.