A high-throughput and memory-efficient inference and serving engine for LLMs

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The Fifth vLLM Bay Area Meetup (July 24th 5pm-8pm PT)

We are excited to announce our fifth vLLM Meetup! Join us to hear the vLLM's recent updates and the upcoming roadmap. Additionally, our collaborators from AWS will be presenting their insights and experiences in deploying vLLM. Register now here and be part of the event!

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vLLM is a fast and easy-to-use library for LLM inference and serving.

vLLM is fast with:

  • State-of-the-art serving throughput
  • Efficient management of attention key and value memory with PagedAttention
  • Continuous batching of incoming requests
  • Fast model execution with CUDA/HIP graph
  • Quantization: GPTQ, AWQ, SqueezeLLM, FP8 KV Cache
  • Optimized CUDA kernels

Performance benchmark: We include a performance benchmark that compares the performance of vllm against other LLM serving engines (TensorRT-LLM, text-generation-inference and lmdeploy).

vLLM is flexible and easy to use with:

  • Seamless integration with popular Hugging Face models
  • High-throughput serving with various decoding algorithms, including parallel sampling, beam search, and more
  • Tensor parallelism and pipeline parallelism support for distributed inference
  • Streaming outputs
  • OpenAI-compatible API server
  • Support NVIDIA GPUs, AMD CPUs and GPUs, Intel CPUs and GPUs, PowerPC CPUs
  • (Experimental) Prefix caching support
  • (Experimental) Multi-lora support

vLLM seamlessly supports most popular open-source models on HuggingFace, including:

  • Transformer-like LLMs (e.g., Llama)
  • Mixture-of-Expert LLMs (e.g., Mixtral)
  • Multi-modal LLMs (e.g., LLaVA)

Find the full list of supported models here.

Getting Started

Install vLLM with pip or from source:

pip install vllm

Visit our documentation to learn more.


We welcome and value any contributions and collaborations. Please check out CONTRIBUTING.md for how to get involved.


vLLM is a community project. Our compute resources for development and testing are supported by the following organizations. Thank you for your support!

  • a16z
  • AMD
  • Anyscale
  • AWS
  • Crusoe Cloud
  • Databricks
  • DeepInfra
  • Dropbox
  • Google Cloud
  • Lambda Lab
  • Replicate
  • Roblox
  • RunPod
  • Sequoia Capital
  • Trainy
  • UC Berkeley
  • UC San Diego
  • ZhenFund

We also have an official fundraising venue through OpenCollective. We plan to use the fund to support the development, maintenance, and adoption of vLLM.


If you use vLLM for your research, please cite our paper:

  title={Efficient Memory Management for Large Language Model Serving with PagedAttention},
  author={Woosuk Kwon and Zhuohan Li and Siyuan Zhuang and Ying Sheng and Lianmin Zheng and Cody Hao Yu and Joseph E. Gonzalez and Hao Zhang and Ion Stoica},
  booktitle={Proceedings of the ACM SIGOPS 29th Symposium on Operating Systems Principles},