Hi what is meant by the training timeout? Are we only meant to train for 15 mins in round 1??
See this comment in train.py
# You need to ensure that your submission is trained within allowed training time.
# Round 1: Training timeout is 15 minutes
Hi, no. You should train your model local in round 1
Train locally in 15 mins?
We provide you 15 minutes of training time to validate your training procedure.
This will test if your training loop runs properly on AIcrowd servers, as well as if the resulting model is loaded properly by the evaluation procedure. Loading your pre-trained model, running a gradient step with ~0 learning rate, and saving the model out for evaluation should give you high confidence that training is working as intended.
Winners of the competition are determined in round 2, so having a working training procedure is critical to success!