|Original author(s)||Facebook, Microsoft|
|Initial release||September 2017|
1.9.0 / 19 April 2021
|Written in||C++, Python|
|Operating system||Windows, Linux|
|Type||Artificial intelligence ecosystem|
|License||initially MIT License;|
later changed to Apache License 2.0
The Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX) [ˈo:nʏks] is an open-source artificial intelligence ecosystem of technology companies and research organizations that establish open standards for representing machine learning algorithms and software tools to promote innovation and collaboration in the AI sector. ONNX is available on GitHub.
ONNX was originally named Toffee and was developed by the PyTorch team at Facebook. In September 2017 it was renamed to ONNX and announced by Facebook and Microsoft. Later, IBM, Huawei, Intel, AMD, Arm and Qualcomm announced support for the initiative.
In November 2019 ONNX was accepted as graduate project in Linux Foundation AI.
In October 2020 Zetane Systems became a member of the ONNX ecosystem.
The initiative targets:
Allow developers to more easily move between frameworks, some of which may be more desirable for specific phases of the development process, such as fast training, network architecture flexibility or inferencing on mobile devices.
Each computation dataflow graph is a list of nodes that form an acyclic graph. Nodes have inputs and outputs. Each node is a call to an operator. Metadata documents the graph. Built-in operators are to be available on each ONNX-supporting framework.