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Codellama 70B Instruct - GGUF


This repo contains GGUF format model files for Code Llama's Codellama 70B Instruct.

These files were quantised using hardware kindly provided by Massed Compute.

About GGUF

GGUF is a new format introduced by the llama.cpp team on August 21st 2023. It is a replacement for GGML, which is no longer supported by llama.cpp.

Here is an incomplete list of clients and libraries that are known to support GGUF:

  • llama.cpp. The source project for GGUF. Offers a CLI and a server option.
  • text-generation-webui, the most widely used web UI, with many features and powerful extensions. Supports GPU acceleration.
  • KoboldCpp, a fully featured web UI, with GPU accel across all platforms and GPU architectures. Especially good for story telling.
  • GPT4All, a free and open source local running GUI, supporting Windows, Linux and macOS with full GPU accel.
  • LM Studio, an easy-to-use and powerful local GUI for Windows and macOS (Silicon), with GPU acceleration. Linux available, in beta as of 27/11/2023.
  • LoLLMS Web UI, a great web UI with many interesting and unique features, including a full model library for easy model selection.
  • Faraday.dev, an attractive and easy to use character-based chat GUI for Windows and macOS (both Silicon and Intel), with GPU acceleration.
  • llama-cpp-python, a Python library with GPU accel, LangChain support, and OpenAI-compatible API server.
  • candle, a Rust ML framework with a focus on performance, including GPU support, and ease of use.
  • ctransformers, a Python library with GPU accel, LangChain support, and OpenAI-compatible AI server. Note, as of time of writing (November 27th 2023), ctransformers has not been updated in a long time and does not support many recent models.

Repositories available

Prompt template: CodeLlama-70B-Instruct

Source: system

  {system_message}<step> Source: user

  {prompt} <step> Source: assistant


These quantised GGUFv2 files are compatible with llama.cpp from August 27th onwards, as of commit d0cee0d

They are also compatible with many third party UIs and libraries - please see the list at the top of this README.

Explanation of quantisation methods

Click to see details

The new methods available are:

  • GGML_TYPE_Q2_K - "type-1" 2-bit quantization in super-blocks containing 16 blocks, each block having 16 weight. Block scales and mins are quantized with 4 bits. This ends up effectively using 2.5625 bits per weight (bpw)
  • GGML_TYPE_Q3_K - "type-0" 3-bit quantization in super-blocks containing 16 blocks, each block having 16 weights. Scales are quantized with 6 bits. This end up using 3.4375 bpw.
  • GGML_TYPE_Q4_K - "type-1" 4-bit quantization in super-blocks containing 8 blocks, each block having 32 weights. Scales and mins are quantized with 6 bits. This ends up using 4.5 bpw.
  • GGML_TYPE_Q5_K - "type-1" 5-bit quantization. Same super-block structure as GGML_TYPE_Q4_K resulting in 5.5 bpw
  • GGML_TYPE_Q6_K - "type-0" 6-bit quantization. Super-blocks with 16 blocks, each block having 16 weights. Scales are quantized with 8 bits. This ends up using 6.5625 bpw

Refer to the Provided Files table below to see what files use which methods, and how.

Provided files

Name Quant method Bits Size Max RAM required Use case
codellama-70b-instruct.Q2_K.gguf Q2_K 2 25.46 GB 27.96 GB significant quality loss - not recommended for most purposes
codellama-70b-instruct.Q3_K_S.gguf Q3_K_S 3 29.92 GB 32.42 GB very small, high quality loss
codellama-70b-instruct.Q3_K_M.gguf Q3_K_M 3 33.27 GB 35.77 GB very small, high quality loss
codellama-70b-instruct.Q3_K_L.gguf Q3_K_L 3 36.15 GB 38.65 GB small, substantial quality loss
codellama-70b-instruct.Q4_0.gguf Q4_0 4 38.87 GB 41.37 GB legacy; small, very high quality loss - prefer using Q3_K_M
codellama-70b-instruct.Q4_K_S.gguf Q4_K_S 4 39.25 GB 41.75 GB small, greater quality loss
codellama-70b-instruct.Q4_K_M.gguf Q4_K_M 4 41.42 GB 43.92 GB medium, balanced quality - recommended
codellama-70b-instruct.Q5_0.gguf Q5_0 5 47.46 GB 49.96 GB legacy; medium, balanced quality - prefer using Q4_K_M
codellama-70b-instruct.Q5_K_S.gguf Q5_K_S 5 47.46 GB 49.96 GB large, low quality loss - recommended
codellama-70b-instruct.Q5_K_M.gguf Q5_K_M 5 48.75 GB 51.25 GB large, very low quality loss - recommended
codellama-70b-instruct.Q6_K.gguf Q6_K 6 56.59 GB 59.09 GB very large, extremely low quality loss
codellama-70b-instruct.Q8_0.gguf Q8_0 8 73.29 GB 75.79 GB very large, extremely low quality loss - not recommended

Note: the above RAM figures assume no GPU offloading. If layers are offloaded to the GPU, this will reduce RAM usage and use VRAM instead.

Q6_K and Q8_0 files are split and require joining

Note: HF does not support uploading files larger than 50GB. Therefore I have uploaded the Q6_K and Q8_0 files as split files.

Click for instructions regarding Q6_K and Q8_0 files


Please download:

  • codellama-70b-instruct.Q6_K.gguf-split-a
  • codellama-70b-instruct.Q6_K.gguf-split-b


Please download:

  • codellama-70b-instruct.Q8_0.gguf-split-a
  • codellama-70b-instruct.Q8_0.gguf-split-b

To join the files, do the following:

Linux and macOS:

cat codellama-70b-instruct.Q6_K.gguf-split-* > codellama-70b-instruct.Q6_K.gguf && rm codellama-70b-instruct.Q6_K.gguf-split-*
cat codellama-70b-instruct.Q8_0.gguf-split-* > codellama-70b-instruct.Q8_0.gguf && rm codellama-70b-instruct.Q8_0.gguf-split-*

Windows command line:

COPY /B codellama-70b-instruct.Q6_K.gguf-split-a + codellama-70b-instruct.Q6_K.gguf-split-b codellama-70b-instruct.Q6_K.gguf
del codellama-70b-instruct.Q6_K.gguf-split-a codellama-70b-instruct.Q6_K.gguf-split-b

COPY /B codellama-70b-instruct.Q8_0.gguf-split-a + codellama-70b-instruct.Q8_0.gguf-split-b codellama-70b-instruct.Q8_0.gguf
del codellama-70b-instruct.Q8_0.gguf-split-a codellama-70b-instruct.Q8_0.gguf-split-b

How to download GGUF files

Note for manual downloaders: You almost never want to clone the entire repo! Multiple different quantisation formats are provided, and most users only want to pick and download a single file.

The following clients/libraries will automatically download models for you, providing a list of available models to choose from:

  • LM Studio
  • LoLLMS Web UI
  • Faraday.dev

In text-generation-webui

Under Download Model, you can enter the model repo: TheBloke/CodeLlama-70B-Instruct-GGUF and below it, a specific filename to download, such as: codellama-70b-instruct.Q4_K_M.gguf.

Then click Download.

On the command line, including multiple files at once

I recommend using the huggingface-hub Python library:

pip3 install huggingface-hub

Then you can download any individual model file to the current directory, at high speed, with a command like this:

huggingface-cli download TheBloke/CodeLlama-70B-Instruct-GGUF codellama-70b-instruct.Q4_K_M.gguf --local-dir . --local-dir-use-symlinks False
More advanced huggingface-cli download usage (click to read)

You can also download multiple files at once with a pattern:

huggingface-cli download TheBloke/CodeLlama-70B-Instruct-GGUF --local-dir . --local-dir-use-symlinks False --include='*Q4_K*gguf'

For more documentation on downloading with huggingface-cli, please see: HF -> Hub Python Library -> Download files -> Download from the CLI.

To accelerate downloads on fast connections (1Gbit/s or higher), install hf_transfer:

pip3 install hf_transfer

And set environment variable HF_HUB_ENABLE_HF_TRANSFER to 1:

HF_HUB_ENABLE_HF_TRANSFER=1 huggingface-cli download TheBloke/CodeLlama-70B-Instruct-GGUF codellama-70b-instruct.Q4_K_M.gguf --local-dir . --local-dir-use-symlinks False

Windows Command Line users: You can set the environment variable by running set HF_HUB_ENABLE_HF_TRANSFER=1 before the download command.

Example llama.cpp command

Make sure you are using llama.cpp from commit d0cee0d or later.

./main -ngl 35 -m codellama-70b-instruct.Q4_K_M.gguf --color -c 4096 --temp 0.7 --repeat_penalty 1.1 -n -1 -p "Source: system\n\n  {system_message}<step> Source: user\n\n  {prompt} <step> Source: assistant"

Change -ngl 32 to the number of layers to offload to GPU. Remove it if you don't have GPU acceleration.

Change -c 4096 to the desired sequence length. For extended sequence models - eg 8K, 16K, 32K - the necessary RoPE scaling parameters are read from the GGUF file and set by llama.cpp automatically. Note that longer sequence lengths require much more resources, so you may need to reduce this value.

If you want to have a chat-style conversation, replace the -p <PROMPT> argument with -i -ins

For other parameters and how to use them, please refer to the llama.cpp documentation

How to run in text-generation-webui

Further instructions can be found in the text-generation-webui documentation, here: text-generation-webui/docs/04 ‐ Model Tab.md.

How to run from Python code

You can use GGUF models from Python using the llama-cpp-python or ctransformers libraries. Note that at the time of writing (Nov 27th 2023), ctransformers has not been updated for some time and is not compatible with some recent models. Therefore I recommend you use llama-cpp-python.

How to load this model in Python code, using llama-cpp-python

For full documentation, please see: llama-cpp-python docs.

First install the package

Run one of the following commands, according to your system:

# Base ctransformers with no GPU acceleration
pip install llama-cpp-python
# With NVidia CUDA acceleration
CMAKE_ARGS="-DLLAMA_CUBLAS=on" pip install llama-cpp-python
# Or with OpenBLAS acceleration
CMAKE_ARGS="-DLLAMA_BLAS=ON -DLLAMA_BLAS_VENDOR=OpenBLAS" pip install llama-cpp-python
# Or with CLBLast acceleration
CMAKE_ARGS="-DLLAMA_CLBLAST=on" pip install llama-cpp-python
# Or with AMD ROCm GPU acceleration (Linux only)
CMAKE_ARGS="-DLLAMA_HIPBLAS=on" pip install llama-cpp-python
# Or with Metal GPU acceleration for macOS systems only
CMAKE_ARGS="-DLLAMA_METAL=on" pip install llama-cpp-python

# In windows, to set the variables CMAKE_ARGS in PowerShell, follow this format; eg for NVidia CUDA:
pip install llama-cpp-python

Simple llama-cpp-python example code

from llama_cpp import Llama

# Set gpu_layers to the number of layers to offload to GPU. Set to 0 if no GPU acceleration is available on your system.
llm = Llama(
  model_path="./codellama-70b-instruct.Q4_K_M.gguf",  # Download the model file first
  n_ctx=4096,  # The max sequence length to use - note that longer sequence lengths require much more resources
  n_threads=8,            # The number of CPU threads to use, tailor to your system and the resulting performance
  n_gpu_layers=35         # The number of layers to offload to GPU, if you have GPU acceleration available

# Simple inference example
output = llm(
  "Source: system\n\n  {system_message}<step> Source: user\n\n  {prompt} <step> Source: assistant", # Prompt
  max_tokens=512,  # Generate up to 512 tokens
  stop=["</s>"],   # Example stop token - not necessarily correct for this specific model! Please check before using.
  echo=True        # Whether to echo the prompt

# Chat Completion API

llm = Llama(model_path="./codellama-70b-instruct.Q4_K_M.gguf", chat_format="llama-2")  # Set chat_format according to the model you are using
    messages = [
        {"role": "system", "content": "You are a story writing assistant."},
            "role": "user",
            "content": "Write a story about llamas."

How to use with LangChain

Here are guides on using llama-cpp-python and ctransformers with LangChain:


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Original model card: Code Llama's Codellama 70B Instruct

Code Llama

Code Llama is a collection of pretrained and fine-tuned generative text models ranging in scale from 7 billion to 70 billion parameters. This is the repository for the 70B instruct-tuned version in the Hugging Face Transformers format. This model is designed for general code synthesis and understanding. Links to other models can be found in the index at the bottom.

Model capabilities:

  • Code completion.
  • Infilling.
  • Instructions / chat.
  • Python specialist.

Model Use

Install transformers

pip install transformers accelerate

Chat use: The 70B Instruct model uses a different prompt template than the smaller versions. To use it with transformers, we recommend you use the built-in chat template:

from transformers import AutoTokenizer, AutoModelForCausalLM
import transformers
import torch

model_id = "codellama/CodeLlama-70b-Instruct-hf"
tokenizer = AutoTokenizer.from_pretrained(model_id)
model = AutoModelForCausalLM.from_pretrained(

chat = [
   {"role": "system", "content": "You are a helpful and honest code assistant expert in JavaScript. Please, provide all answers to programming questions in JavaScript"},
   {"role": "user", "content": "Write a function that computes the set of sums of all contiguous sublists of a given list."},
inputs = tokenizer.apply_chat_template(chat, return_tensors="pt").to("cuda")

output = model.generate(input_ids=inputs, max_new_tokens=200)
output = output[0].to("cpu")

You can also use the model for text or code completion. This examples uses transformers' pipeline interface:

from transformers import AutoTokenizer
import transformers
import torch

model_id = "codellama/CodeLlama-70b-hf"
tokenizer = AutoTokenizer.from_pretrained(model_id)
pipeline = transformers.pipeline(

sequences = pipeline(
   'def fibonacci(',
for seq in sequences:
   print(f"Result: {seq['generated_text']}")

Chat prompt

CodeLlama 70B Instruct uses a different format for the chat prompt than previous Llama 2 or CodeLlama models. As mentioned above, the easiest way to use it is with the help of the tokenizer's chat template. If you need to build the string or tokens, manually, here's how to do it.

We'll do our tests with the following made-up dialog:

chat = [
    {"role": "system", "content": "System prompt    "},
    {"role": "user", "content": "First user query"},
    {"role": "assistant", "content": "Model response to first query"},
    {"role": "user", "content": "Second user query"},

First, let's see what the prompt looks like if we use the chat template:

tokenizer.apply_chat_template(chat, tokenize=False)
'<s>Source: system\n\n System prompt <step> Source: user\n\n First user query <step> Source: assistant\n\n Model response to first query <step> Source: user\n\n Second user query <step> Source: assistant\nDestination: user\n\n '

So each turn of the conversation has a Source (system, user, or assistant), and then the content appears after two newlines and a space. Turns are separated with the special token <step>. After the last turn (which must necessarily come from the user), we invite the model to respond by using the special syntax Source: assistant\nDestination: user\n\n . Let's see how we can build the same string ourselves:

output = "<s>"
for m in chat:
    output += f"Source: {m['role']}\n\n {m['content'].strip()}"
    output += " <step> "
output += "Source: assistant\nDestination: user\n\n "
'<s>Source: system\n\n System prompt <step> Source: user\n\n First user query <step> Source: assistant\n\n Model response to first query <step> Source: user\n\n Second user query <step> Source: assistant\nDestination: user\n\n '

To verify that we got it right, we'll compare against the reference code in the original GitHub repo. We used the same dialog and tokenized it with the dialog_prompt_tokens function and got the following tokens:

reference_tokens = [1, 7562, 29901, 1788, 13, 13, 2184, 9508, 32015, 7562, 29901, 1404, 13, 13, 3824, 1404, 2346, 32015, 7562, 29901, 20255, 13, 13, 8125, 2933, 304, 937, 2346, 32015, 7562, 29901, 1404, 13, 13, 6440, 1404, 2346, 32015, 7562, 29901, 20255, 13, 14994, 3381, 29901, 1404, 13, 13, 29871]

Let's see what we get with the string we built using our Python loop. Note that we don't add "special tokens" because the string already starts with <s>, the beginning of sentence token:

tokens = tokenizer.encode(output, add_special_tokens=False)
assert reference_tokens == tokens

Similarly, let's verify that the chat template produces the same token sequence:

assert reference_tokens == tokenizer.apply_chat_template(chat)

As a final detail, please note that if the dialog does not start with a system turn, the original code will insert one with an empty content string.

Model Details

*Note: Use of this model is governed by the Meta license. Meta developed and publicly released the Code Llama family of large language models (LLMs).

Model Developers Meta

Variations Code Llama comes in four model sizes, and three variants:

  • Code Llama: base models designed for general code synthesis and understanding
  • Code Llama - Python: designed specifically for Python
  • Code Llama - Instruct: for instruction following and safer deployment

All variants are available in sizes of 7B, 13B, 34B, and 70B parameters.

This repository contains the Instruct version of the 70B parameters model.

Input Models input text only.

Output Models generate text only.

Model Architecture Code Llama is an auto-regressive language model that uses an optimized transformer architecture. It was fine-tuned with up to 16k tokens. This variant does not support long context of up to 100k tokens.

Model Dates Code Llama and its variants have been trained between January 2023 and January 2024.

Status This is a static model trained on an offline dataset. Future versions of Code Llama - Instruct will be released as we improve model safety with community feedback.

License A custom commercial license is available at: https://ai.meta.com/resources/models-and-libraries/llama-downloads/

Research Paper More information can be found in the paper "Code Llama: Open Foundation Models for Code" or its arXiv page.

Intended Use

Intended Use Cases Code Llama and its variants are intended for commercial and research use in English and relevant programming languages. The base model Code Llama can be adapted for a variety of code synthesis and understanding tasks, Code Llama - Python is designed specifically to handle the Python programming language, and Code Llama - Instruct is intended to be safer to use for code assistant and generation applications.

Out-of-Scope Uses Use in any manner that violates applicable laws or regulations (including trade compliance laws). Use in languages other than English. Use in any other way that is prohibited by the Acceptable Use Policy and Licensing Agreement for Code Llama and its variants.

Hardware and Software

Training Factors We used custom training libraries. The training and fine-tuning of the released models have been performed Meta’s Research Super Cluster. Carbon Footprint In aggregate, training all 12 Code Llama models required 1400K GPU hours of computation on hardware of type A100-80GB (TDP of 350-400W). Estimated total emissions were 228.55 tCO2eq, 100% of which were offset by Meta’s sustainability program.

Evaluation Results

See evaluations for the main models and detailed ablations in Section 3 and safety evaluations in Section 4 of the research paper.

Ethical Considerations and Limitations

Code Llama and its variants are a new technology that carries risks with use. Testing conducted to date has been in English, and has not covered, nor could it cover all scenarios. For these reasons, as with all LLMs, Code Llama’s potential outputs cannot be predicted in advance, and the model may in some instances produce inaccurate or objectionable responses to user prompts. Therefore, before deploying any applications of Code Llama, developers should perform safety testing and tuning tailored to their specific applications of the model.

Please see the Responsible Use Guide available available at https://ai.meta.com/llama/responsible-use-guide.

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