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Abstraction for a logical device initialized by the runtime.

A tf.config.LogicalDevice corresponds to an initialized logical device on a tf.config.PhysicalDevice or a remote device visible to the cluster. Tensors and operations can be placed on a specific logical device by calling tf.device with a specified tf.config.LogicalDevice.


  • name: The fully qualified name of the device. Can be used for Op or function placement.
  • device_type: String declaring the type of device such as "CPU" or "GPU".