Mar 14, 2024

Aim 3.19 - New HTTP-based tracking server, Support of Artifacts logging

Author:Tatyana Manaseryan
Aim 3.19 - New HTTP-based tracking server, Support of Artifacts logging

Hey community, Aim 3.19 is out!! In this blogpost I will share the latest improvements.

Stay tuned on the AimStack twitter where we will share more use-cases.

Aim is evolving!! 🚀

We are on a mission to democratize AI dev tools. Thanks to the awesome Aim community for the help and contributions.

Thanks to dushyantbehl, martenlienen and angusmf1 for their first contributions!! 🔥

Here are the key highlights:

- Support of Artifacts Logging to S3

- New HTTP-based remote tracking server

- Allow HF callback to initialize Aim run at init end

Support of Artifacts logging

The ability to log files/artifacts is a key feature for experiment trackers. Examples of such artifacts are the model checkpoints, training run configuration files, etc.

Starting from the version 3.19, Aim provides the logging API for artifacts, and the UI for showing artifact's metadata.

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Artifacts logging SDK

There are only two steps for logging artifacts with Aim:

  1. Set the artifacts storage URI for the Aim Run:
import aim
run = aim.Run()
# Use S3 as artifacts storage

Aim will create directory with the name of `run.hash` and store all artifacts there.

Note that setting artifacts storage URI is required only once per run.

  1. Log artifact object:
# Log run configuration files as artifacts
run.log_artifact('config.yaml', name='run-config')

Storage backends

Current implementation logs the artifacts to S3 as we found out together withe the community that it’s the most practical use-case for many teams.

Once logged, the artifact metadata will appear in the Aim UI Run details page.

New HTTP-based tracking server

The first and still experimental implementation of the Aim remote tracking server have been GRPC-based and had lots of issues around it.

The new Aim tracking server facilitates real-time logging of experiments from remote locations. This command launches the server with specified configurations, including host, port, and associated repository.

Like the UI, the server can also run in production or development mode (better debugging options).

Allow HF callback to initialize Aim run at init end


Implementation of Hugging Face callback in Aim initializes the `Run` object at training begin time. This means if the users wanted to track any additional metrics they had to track before training finished while using `HFTrainer` object.


This modification allows `HFTrainer` users to add more custom metrics by accessing the run object via `callback.experiment`.

You can now effortlessly track additional metrics or parameters in conjunction with the default metrics produced by HF, enriching data collection and analysis capabilities.

See docs here.

See the Release Notes here.

We're developing new features and improvements that we can't wait to show you!!

Thanks for all love and support. Stay tuned! 🚀

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