ReDi: Efficient Learning-Free Diffusion Inference via Trajectory Retrieval
Proceedings of the 40th International Conference on Machine Learning, PMLR 202:41770-41785, 2023.
Diffusion models show promising generation capability for a variety of data. Despite their high generation quality, the inference for diffusion models is still time-consuming due to the numerous sampling iterations required. To accelerate the inference, we propose ReDi, a simple yet learning-free Retrieval-based Diffusion sampling framework. From a precomputed knowledge base, ReDi retrieves a trajectory similar to the partially generated trajectory at an early stage of generation, skips a large portion of intermediate steps, and continues sampling from a later step in the retrieved trajectory. We theoretically prove that the generation performance of ReDi is guaranteed. Our experiments demonstrate that ReDi improves the model inference efficiency by 2$\times$ speedup. Furthermore, ReDi is able to generalize well in zero-shot cross-domain image generation such as image stylization. The code and demo for ReDi is available at https://github.com/zkx06111/ReDiffusion.