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Dolphin 2.2.1 Mistral 7B - GGUF


This repo contains GGUF format model files for Eric Hartford's Dolphin 2.2.1 Mistral 7B.

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 incomplate 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.
  • LM Studio, an easy-to-use and powerful local GUI for Windows and macOS (Silicon), with GPU acceleration.
  • 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.
  • ctransformers, a Python library with GPU accel, LangChain support, and OpenAI-compatible AI server.
  • 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.

Repositories available

Prompt template: ChatML



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
dolphin-2.2.1-mistral-7b.Q2_K.gguf Q2_K 2 3.08 GB 5.58 GB smallest, significant quality loss - not recommended for most purposes
dolphin-2.2.1-mistral-7b.Q3_K_S.gguf Q3_K_S 3 3.16 GB 5.66 GB very small, high quality loss
dolphin-2.2.1-mistral-7b.Q3_K_M.gguf Q3_K_M 3 3.52 GB 6.02 GB very small, high quality loss
dolphin-2.2.1-mistral-7b.Q3_K_L.gguf Q3_K_L 3 3.82 GB 6.32 GB small, substantial quality loss
dolphin-2.2.1-mistral-7b.Q4_0.gguf Q4_0 4 4.11 GB 6.61 GB legacy; small, very high quality loss - prefer using Q3_K_M
dolphin-2.2.1-mistral-7b.Q4_K_S.gguf Q4_K_S 4 4.14 GB 6.64 GB small, greater quality loss
dolphin-2.2.1-mistral-7b.Q4_K_M.gguf Q4_K_M 4 4.37 GB 6.87 GB medium, balanced quality - recommended
dolphin-2.2.1-mistral-7b.Q5_0.gguf Q5_0 5 5.00 GB 7.50 GB legacy; medium, balanced quality - prefer using Q4_K_M
dolphin-2.2.1-mistral-7b.Q5_K_S.gguf Q5_K_S 5 5.00 GB 7.50 GB large, low quality loss - recommended
dolphin-2.2.1-mistral-7b.Q5_K_M.gguf Q5_K_M 5 5.13 GB 7.63 GB large, very low quality loss - recommended
dolphin-2.2.1-mistral-7b.Q6_K.gguf Q6_K 6 5.94 GB 8.44 GB very large, extremely low quality loss
dolphin-2.2.1-mistral-7b.Q8_0.gguf Q8_0 8 7.70 GB 10.20 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.

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/dolphin-2.2.1-mistral-7B-GGUF and below it, a specific filename to download, such as: dolphin-2.2.1-mistral-7b.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/dolphin-2.2.1-mistral-7B-GGUF dolphin-2.2.1-mistral-7b.Q4_K_M.gguf --local-dir . --local-dir-use-symlinks False
More advanced huggingface-cli download usage

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

huggingface-cli download TheBloke/dolphin-2.2.1-mistral-7B-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/dolphin-2.2.1-mistral-7B-GGUF dolphin-2.2.1-mistral-7b.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 32 -m dolphin-2.2.1-mistral-7b.Q4_K_M.gguf --color -c 2048 --temp 0.7 --repeat_penalty 1.1 -n -1 -p "<|im_start|>system\n{system_message}<|im_end|>\n<|im_start|>user\n{prompt}<|im_end|>\n<|im_start|>assistant"

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

Change -c 2048 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.

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 here: text-generation-webui/docs/llama.cpp.md.

How to run from Python code

You can use GGUF models from Python using the llama-cpp-python or ctransformers libraries.

How to load this model in Python code, using ctransformers

First install the package

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

# Base ctransformers with no GPU acceleration
pip install ctransformers
# Or with CUDA GPU acceleration
pip install ctransformers[cuda]
# Or with AMD ROCm GPU acceleration (Linux only)
CT_HIPBLAS=1 pip install ctransformers --no-binary ctransformers
# Or with Metal GPU acceleration for macOS systems only
CT_METAL=1 pip install ctransformers --no-binary ctransformers

Simple ctransformers example code

from ctransformers import AutoModelForCausalLM

# 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 = AutoModelForCausalLM.from_pretrained("TheBloke/dolphin-2.2.1-mistral-7B-GGUF", model_file="dolphin-2.2.1-mistral-7b.Q4_K_M.gguf", model_type="mistral", gpu_layers=50)

print(llm("AI is going to"))

How to use with LangChain

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


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Thanks, and how to contribute

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Thanks to Clay from gpus.llm-utils.org!

I've had a lot of people ask if they can contribute. I enjoy providing models and helping people, and would love to be able to spend even more time doing it, as well as expanding into new projects like fine tuning/training.

If you're able and willing to contribute it will be most gratefully received and will help me to keep providing more models, and to start work on new AI projects.

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Special thanks to: Aemon Algiz.

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Thank you to all my generous patrons and donaters!

And thank you again to a16z for their generous grant.

Original model card: Eric Hartford's Dolphin 2.2.1 Mistral 7B


Dolphin 2.2.1 🐬 https://erichartford.com/dolphin

This is a checkpoint release, to fix overfit training. ie, it was responding with CoT even when I didn't request it, and also it was too compliant even when the request made no sense. This one should be better.

Dolphin-2.2.1-mistral-7b's training was sponsored by a16z.

This model is based on mistralAI, with apache-2.0 license, so it is suitable for commercial or non-commercial use.

New in 2.2 is conversation and empathy. With an infusion of curated Samantha DNA, Dolphin can now give you personal advice and will care about your feelings, and with extra training in long multi-turn conversation.

This model is uncensored. I have filtered the dataset to remove alignment and bias. This makes the model more compliant. You are advised to implement your own alignment layer before exposing the model as a service. It will be highly compliant to any requests, even unethical ones. Please read my blog post about uncensored models. https://erichartford.com/uncensored-models You are responsible for any content you create using this model. Enjoy responsibly.


This dataset is Dolphin, an open-source implementation of Microsoft's Orca

I modified the dataset for uncensoring, deduping, cleaning, and quality.

I added Jon Durbin's excellent Airoboros dataset to increase creativity.

I added a curated subset of WizardLM and Samantha to give it multiturn conversation and empathy.


It took 48 hours to train 4 epochs on 4x A100s.

Prompt format: This model (and all my future releases) use ChatML prompt format.

You are Dolphin, a helpful AI assistant.<|im_end|>


you are an expert dolphin trainer<|im_end|>
What is the best way to train a dolphin to obey me?  Please answer step by step.<|im_end|>


  • This model was made possible by the generous sponsorship of a16z.
  • Thank you to Microsoft for authoring the Orca paper and inspiring this work.
  • Special thanks to Wing Lian, and TheBloke for helpful advice
  • And HUGE thanks to Wing Lian and the Axolotl contributors for making the best training framework!
  • Built with Axolotl
  • Thank you to all the other people in the Open Source AI community who have taught me and helped me along the way.

Example Output



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Training hyperparameters

The following hyperparameters were used during training:

  • learning_rate: 6e-06
  • train_batch_size: 5
  • eval_batch_size: 5
  • seed: 42
  • distributed_type: multi-GPU
  • num_devices: 4
  • gradient_accumulation_steps: 4
  • total_train_batch_size: 80
  • total_eval_batch_size: 20
  • optimizer: Adam with betas=(0.9,0.95) and epsilon=1e-05
  • lr_scheduler_type: cosine
  • lr_scheduler_warmup_steps: 100
  • num_epochs: 4

Framework versions

  • Transformers 4.34.1
  • Pytorch 2.0.1+cu117
  • Datasets 2.14.5
  • Tokenizers 0.14.0
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