Hosted by Jina AI#

Just like any other machine learning models, CLIP models have better performance when running on GPU. However, it is not always possible to have a GPU machine at hand, and it could be costly to configure a GPU machine. To make CLIP models more accessible, we provide a hosted service for CLIP models. You can send requests to our hosted service and get the embedding results back.

An always-online server api.clip.jina.ai loaded with ViT-L-14-336::openai is there for you to play or develop your CLIP applications. The server is available for encoding and ranking tasks.

Before you start, make sure you have obtained an access token from our console website, or via CLI as described in this guide

jina auth token create <name of PAT> -e <expiration days>

Connect in Python#

We provide two ways to send requests to our hosted service: via gRPCs and via HTTPs.

Protocol

Address

gRPCs

grpcs://api.clip.jina.ai:2096

HTTPs

https://api.clip.jina.ai:8443

To use the service, you need select the protocol by specifying corresponding address in the client. For example, if you want to use gRPCs, you need to specify the address as grpcs://api.clip.jina.ai:2096.

Then, you need to configure the access token in the parameter credential of the client:

from clip_client import Client

c = Client(
    'grpcs://api.clip.jina.ai:2096', credential={'Authorization': '<your access token>'}
)

r = c.encode(
    [
        'First do it',
        'then do it right',
        'then do it better',
        'https://picsum.photos/200',
    ]
)
from clip_client import Client

c = Client(
    'https://api.clip.jina.ai:8443', credential={'Authorization': '<your access token>'}
)

r = c.encode(
    [
        'First do it',
        'then do it right',
        'then do it better',
        'https://picsum.photos/200',
    ]
)

Connect using plain HTTP request via curl#

You can also send requests to our hosted service using plain HTTP request via curl by configuring the access token in the HTTP request header Authorization as <your access token>.

curl \
-X POST https://api.clip.jina.ai:8443/post \
-H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
-H 'Authorization: <your access token>' \
-d '{"data":[{"text": "First do it"}, 
    {"text": "then do it right"}, 
    {"text": "then do it better"}, 
    {"uri": "https://picsum.photos/200"}], 
    "execEndpoint":"/"}'