jax.lax.pswapaxes(x, axis_name, axis, *, axis_index_groups=None)[source]#

Swap the pmapped axis axis_name with the unmapped axis axis.

If x is a pytree then the result is equivalent to mapping this function to each leaf in the tree.

The group size of the mapped axis size must be equal to the size of the unmapped axis; that is, we must have lax.psum(1, axis_name, axis_index_groups=axis_index_groups) == x.shape[axis]. By default, when axis_index_groups=None, this encompasses all the devices.

This function is a special case of all_to_all where the pmapped axis of the input is placed at the position axis in the output. That is, it is equivalent to all_to_all(x, axis_name, axis, axis).

  • x – array(s) with a mapped axis named axis_name.

  • axis_name – hashable Python object used to name a pmapped axis (see the jax.pmap() documentation for more details).

  • axis – int indicating the unmapped axis of x to map with the name axis_name.

  • axis_index_groups – optional list of lists containing axis indices (e.g. for an axis of size 4, [[0, 1], [2, 3]] would run pswapaxes over the first two and last two replicas). Groups must cover all axis indices exactly once, and all groups must be the same size.


Array(s) with the same shape as x.