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DiscoLM German 7B v1 - AWQ


This repo contains AWQ model files for Disco Research's DiscoLM German 7B v1.

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

About AWQ

AWQ is an efficient, accurate and blazing-fast low-bit weight quantization method, currently supporting 4-bit quantization. Compared to GPTQ, it offers faster Transformers-based inference with equivalent or better quality compared to the most commonly used GPTQ settings.

AWQ models are currently supported on Linux and Windows, with NVidia GPUs only. macOS users: please use GGUF models instead.

It is supported by:

Repositories available

Prompt template: ChatML


Provided files, and AWQ parameters

I currently release 128g GEMM models only. The addition of group_size 32 models, and GEMV kernel models, is being actively considered.

Models are released as sharded safetensors files.

Branch Bits GS AWQ Dataset Seq Len Size
main 4 128 German Quad 4096 4.15 GB

How to easily download and use this model in text-generation-webui

Please make sure you're using the latest version of text-generation-webui.

It is strongly recommended to use the text-generation-webui one-click-installers unless you're sure you know how to make a manual install.

  1. Click the Model tab.
  2. Under Download custom model or LoRA, enter TheBloke/DiscoLM_German_7b_v1-AWQ.
  3. Click Download.
  4. The model will start downloading. Once it's finished it will say "Done".
  5. In the top left, click the refresh icon next to Model.
  6. In the Model dropdown, choose the model you just downloaded: DiscoLM_German_7b_v1-AWQ
  7. Select Loader: AutoAWQ.
  8. Click Load, and the model will load and is now ready for use.
  9. If you want any custom settings, set them and then click Save settings for this model followed by Reload the Model in the top right.
  10. Once you're ready, click the Text Generation tab and enter a prompt to get started!

Multi-user inference server: vLLM

Documentation on installing and using vLLM can be found here.

  • Please ensure you are using vLLM version 0.2 or later.
  • When using vLLM as a server, pass the --quantization awq parameter.

For example:

python3 -m vllm.entrypoints.api_server --model TheBloke/DiscoLM_German_7b_v1-AWQ --quantization awq --dtype auto
  • When using vLLM from Python code, again set quantization=awq.

For example:

from vllm import LLM, SamplingParams

prompts = [
    "Tell me about AI",
    "Write a story about llamas",
    "What is 291 - 150?",
    "How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?",

prompts = [prompt_template.format(prompt=prompt) for prompt in prompts]

sampling_params = SamplingParams(temperature=0.8, top_p=0.95)

llm = LLM(model="TheBloke/DiscoLM_German_7b_v1-AWQ", quantization="awq", dtype="auto")

outputs = llm.generate(prompts, sampling_params)

# Print the outputs.
for output in outputs:
    prompt = output.prompt
    generated_text = output.outputs[0].text
    print(f"Prompt: {prompt!r}, Generated text: {generated_text!r}")

Multi-user inference server: Hugging Face Text Generation Inference (TGI)

Use TGI version 1.1.0 or later. The official Docker container is: ghcr.io/huggingface/text-generation-inference:1.1.0

Example Docker parameters:

--model-id TheBloke/DiscoLM_German_7b_v1-AWQ --port 3000 --quantize awq --max-input-length 3696 --max-total-tokens 4096 --max-batch-prefill-tokens 4096

Example Python code for interfacing with TGI (requires huggingface-hub 0.17.0 or later):

pip3 install huggingface-hub
from huggingface_hub import InferenceClient

endpoint_url = "https://your-endpoint-url-here"

prompt = "Tell me about AI"

client = InferenceClient(endpoint_url)
response = client.text_generation(prompt,

print(f"Model output: ", response)

Inference from Python code using Transformers

Install the necessary packages

pip3 install --upgrade "autoawq>=0.1.6" "transformers>=4.35.0"

Note that if you are using PyTorch 2.0.1, the above AutoAWQ command will automatically upgrade you to PyTorch 2.1.0.

If you are using CUDA 11.8 and wish to continue using PyTorch 2.0.1, instead run this command:

pip3 install https://github.com/casper-hansen/AutoAWQ/releases/download/v0.1.6/autoawq-0.1.6+cu118-cp310-cp310-linux_x86_64.whl

If you have problems installing AutoAWQ using the pre-built wheels, install it from source instead:

pip3 uninstall -y autoawq
git clone https://github.com/casper-hansen/AutoAWQ
cd AutoAWQ
pip3 install .

Transformers example code (requires Transformers 4.35.0 and later)

from transformers import AutoModelForCausalLM, AutoTokenizer, TextStreamer

model_name_or_path = "TheBloke/DiscoLM_German_7b_v1-AWQ"

tokenizer = AutoTokenizer.from_pretrained(model_name_or_path)
model = AutoModelForCausalLM.from_pretrained(

# Using the text streamer to stream output one token at a time
streamer = TextStreamer(tokenizer, skip_prompt=True, skip_special_tokens=True)

prompt = "Tell me about AI"

# Convert prompt to tokens
tokens = tokenizer(

generation_params = {
    "do_sample": True,
    "temperature": 0.7,
    "top_p": 0.95,
    "top_k": 40,
    "max_new_tokens": 512,
    "repetition_penalty": 1.1

# Generate streamed output, visible one token at a time
generation_output = model.generate(

# Generation without a streamer, which will include the prompt in the output
generation_output = model.generate(

# Get the tokens from the output, decode them, print them
token_output = generation_output[0]
text_output = tokenizer.decode(token_output)
print("model.generate output: ", text_output)

# Inference is also possible via Transformers' pipeline
from transformers import pipeline

pipe = pipeline(

pipe_output = pipe(prompt_template)[0]['generated_text']
print("pipeline output: ", pipe_output)


The files provided are tested to work with:


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Original model card: Disco Research's DiscoLM German 7B v1

DiscoLM German 7b v1


Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Demo
  4. Prompt Format
  5. Results
  6. Evaluation
  7. Dataset
  8. Limitations & Biases
  9. Acknowledgements
  10. About DiscoResearch
  11. Disclaimer


DiscoLM German 7b is a Mistral-based large language model with a focus on German-language applications and the successor of the EM German model family. It was trained on a large dataset of instructions in German and English with a SFT finetuning phase followed by additional DPO reinforcement learning. The model is optimized for German text, providing proficiency in understanding, generating, and interacting with German language content while preserving its fluency in English and excelling at translation tasks.

Our goal with Disco LM German was not to beat benchmarks, but to provide a robust and reliable model for everyday use that can serve as a drop-in replacement for ChatGPT and other proprietary models. We find that the perceived quality of it´s German-language output is even higher than GPT-4 in many cases; however it won't compete with larger models and top English 7b models for very complex reasoning, math or coding tasks.


Please find a Demo and try the model at demo.discoresearch.org (in case the Demo is down and you have questions, you can contact us on our Discord).


Model Links

We will update the links as soon as the quants are available on HuggingFace.

DiscoLM German 7b v1 Link Link Link Link

Prompt Format

DiscoLM German uses ChatML as the prompt format which enables OpenAI endpoint compatability and is supported by most inference libraries and frontends.

System prompts allow steerability and interesting new ways to interact with an LLM, guiding rules, roles, and stylistic choices of the model.

Du bist ein hilfreicher Assistent.<|im_end|>
Wer bist du?<|im_end|>
Ich bin ein Sprachmodell namens DiscoLM German und ich wurde von DiscoResearch trainiert.<|im_end|>

This prompt is available as a chat template, which means you can format messages using the tokenizer.apply_chat_template() method:

messages = [
    {"role": "system", "content": "Du bist ein hilfreicher Assistent."},
    {"role": "user", "content": "Wer bist du?"}
gen_input = tokenizer.apply_chat_template(message, return_tensors="pt")

When tokenizing messages for generation, set add_generation_prompt=True when calling apply_chat_template(). This will append <|im_start|>assistant\n to your prompt, to ensure that the model continues with an assistant response.

Retrieval Format

You can use a special retrieval format to improve steerability and reduce hallucinations for RAG applications (but other, more default formats should also work, this is purely optional)


### System:

Du bist ein hilfreicher Assistent. Für die folgende Aufgabe stehen dir zwischen den Tags BEGININPUT und ENDINPUT mehrere Quellen zur Verfügung. Metadaten zu den einzelnen Quellen wie Autor, URL o.ä. sind zwischen BEGINCONTEXT und ENDCONTEXT zu finden, danach folgt der Text der Quelle. Die eigentliche Aufgabe oder Frage ist zwischen BEGININSTRUCTION und ENDINSTRUCTION zu finden. Beantworte diese ausschließlich mit Informationen aus den gegebenen Quellen und gebe die Information zur genutzten Quelle  unter "Quelle:" an. Sollten die Quellen keine relevanten Informationen enthalten, antworte: "Mit den gegebenen Informationen ist diese Frage nicht zu beantworten."

### User Prompt:

url: https://this.is.fake.news
time: 2089-09-01
Buxtehude ist die größte Stadt Deutschlands mit 96.56 Millionen Einwohnern.

Was ist die größte deutsche Stadt?

### Model Answer:

Die größte deutsche Stadt ist Buxtehude.

  url: https://this.is.fake.news
  time: 2089-09-01

Function Calling

The model also supports structured outputs/function calling, albeit this is a very experimental feature and YMMV. This will be improved in the future.

The model will prefix functioncalls with <functioncall> and you can provide results in response with <functionresponse> for Multi-Turn applications.


### System:

Du bist ein hilfreicher Assistent. Extrahiere alle Personen aus den Eingaben des Users.

Du hast Zugriff auf folgende Funktionen:

{'name': 'PersonList',
 'description': 'Extrahiere die Namen aller im Text vorkommenden Personen',
 'parameters': {'$defs': {'Person': {'description': 'Details über eine person',
    'properties': {'name': {'title': 'Name', 'type': 'string'},
     'job': {'anyOf': [{'type': 'string'}, {'type': 'null'}], 'title': 'Job'},
     'age': {'anyOf': [{'type': 'integer'}, {'type': 'null'}],
      'title': 'Age'}},
    'required': ['name', 'job', 'age'],
    'title': 'Person',
    'type': 'object'}},
  'properties': {'person_list': {'items': {'$ref': '#/$defs/Person'},
    'title': 'Person List',
    'type': 'array'}},
  'required': ['person_list'],
  'type': 'object'}}

### User Prompt:

Björn (25) und Jan sind die Gründer von ellamind.

### Model Answer:

<functioncall> {"name": "PersonList", "arguments": '{"person_list": ["{"name": "Björn", "job": "founder", "age": 25}, {"name": "Jan", "job": "founder", "age": null}]}'}


-to follow -


As written above, we believe that current benchmarks don't capture the full spectrum of LLM capabilities very well. We didn't look at any benchmark results (besides training losses) until the work on DiscoLM was finished and didn't include any data resembling common benchmark formats in our training data.

That said, preliminary results with a German version of MT Bench show promising results: While lacking for coding and extraxtion tasks, DiscoLM German 7b performs not far below GPT-3.5-turbo on many tasks and even singificantly outperforms it in the reasoning category.


Additional Benchmark results will follow. The biggest strength of this model (language quality as perceived by native speakers) can't yet be captured in a benchmark - please let us know if you have an idea how to change this!


The dataset is a mixture of multi-turn chats, retrieval instructions and synthetically generated instructions spawning many topics and applications.

Limitations & Biases

This model can produce factually incorrect and offensive output, and should not be relied on to produce factually accurate information. This model was trained on various public datasets. While great efforts have been taken to clean the pretraining data, it is possible that this model could generate biased or otherwise offensive outputs and it is the responsibility of the user to implement a safety/moderation layer. Please use with caution.


DiscoLM German is a DiscoResearch project led by JP Harries and supported by Björn Plüster and Daniel Auras.

We thank HessianAI for providing compute & support for various DiscoResearch projects and our friends at LAION for their work on LeoLM and scientific adivce.**

Development of DiscoLM German 7b was sponsored by ellamind, where some of our founders are working on creating customized models for business applications with a focus on non-english language applications. Please get in contact if you need customized models for your business!

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About DiscoResearch

DiscoResearch is an aspiring open research community for AI enthusiasts and LLM hackers. Come join our Discord, share your opinions and ideas, and advance open LLM research with us!


The license on this model does not constitute legal advice. We are not responsible for the actions of third parties who use this model. This model should only be deployed with additional safety measures in place.

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