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# StableVicuna-13B-GGML

This is GGML format quantised 4bit and 5bit models of CarperAI's StableVicuna 13B.

It is the result of merging the deltas from the above repository with the original Llama 13B weights, and then quantising to 4bit and 5bit GGML for CPU inference using llama.cpp.

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This model works best with the following prompt template:

### Human: your prompt here
### Assistant:


llama.cpp recently made another breaking change to its quantisation methods - https://github.com/ggerganov/llama.cpp/pull/1508

I have quantised the GGML files in this repo with the latest version. Therefore you will require llama.cpp compiled on May 12th or later (commit b9fd7ee or later) to use them.

For files compatible with the previous version of llama.cpp, please see branch previous_llama_ggmlv2.

Provided files

Name Quant method Bits Size RAM required Use case
stable-vicuna-13B.ggmlv3.q4_0.bin q4_0 4bit 8.14GB 10.5GB 4bit.
stable-vicuna-13B.ggmlv3.q4_1.bin q4_1 4bit 8.95GB 11.0GB 4-bit. Higher accuracy than q4_0 but not as high as q5_0. However has quicker inference than q5 models.
stable-vicuna-13B.ggmlv3.q5_0.bin q5_0 5bit 8.95GB 11.0GB 5bit. Higher accuracy, higher resource usage and slower inference.
stable-vicuna-13B.ggmlv3.q5_1.bin q5_1 5bit 9.76GB 12.25GB 5bit. Higher accuracy than q5_0, but again higher resource usage and slower inference.
stable-vicuna-13B.ggmlv3.q8_0.bin q8_0 8bit 14.6GB 17GB 8-bit. Almost indistinguishable from float16. Huge resource use and slow. Not recommended for normal use.

How to run in llama.cpp

I use the following command line; adjust for your tastes and needs:

./main -t 18 -m stable-vicuna-13B.ggmlv3.q4_0.bin --color -c 2048 --temp 0.7 --repeat_penalty 1.1 -n -1 -r "### Human:" -p "### Human: write a story about llamas ### Assistant:"

Change -t 18 to the number of physical CPU cores you have. For example if your system has 8 cores/16 threads, use -t 8.

How to run in text-generation-webui

GGML models can be loaded into text-generation-webui by installing the llama.cpp module, then placing the ggml model file in a model folder as usual.

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


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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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Original StableVicuna-13B model card

Model Description

StableVicuna-13B is a Vicuna-13B v0 model fine-tuned using reinforcement learning from human feedback (RLHF) via Proximal Policy Optimization (PPO) on various conversational and instructional datasets.

Model Details

Hyperparameter Value
nparametersn_\text{parameters} 13B
dmodeld_\text{model} 5120
nlayersn_\text{layers} 40
nheadsn_\text{heads} 40


Training Dataset

StableVicuna-13B is fine-tuned on a mix of three datasets. OpenAssistant Conversations Dataset (OASST1), a human-generated, human-annotated assistant-style conversation corpus consisting of 161,443 messages distributed across 66,497 conversation trees, in 35 different languages; GPT4All Prompt Generations, a dataset of 400k prompts and responses generated by GPT-4; and Alpaca, a dataset of 52,000 instructions and demonstrations generated by OpenAI's text-davinci-003 engine.

The reward model used during RLHF was also trained on OpenAssistant Conversations Dataset (OASST1) along with two other datasets: Anthropic HH-RLHF, a dataset of preferences about AI assistant helpfulness and harmlessness; and Stanford Human Preferences Dataset a dataset of 385K collective human preferences over responses to questions/instructions in 18 different subject areas, from cooking to legal advice.

Training Procedure

CarperAI/stable-vicuna-13b-delta was trained using PPO as implemented in trlX with the following configuration:

Hyperparameter Value
num_rollouts 128
chunk_size 16
ppo_epochs 4
init_kl_coef 0.1
target 6
horizon 10000
gamma 1
lam 0.95
cliprange 0.2
cliprange_value 0.2
vf_coef 1.0
scale_reward None
cliprange_reward 10
max_length 512
min_length 48
top_k 0.0
top_p 1.0
do_sample True
temperature 1.0

Use and Limitations

Intended Use

This model is intended to be used for text generation with a focus on conversational tasks. Users may further fine-tune the model on their own data to improve the model's performance on their specific tasks in accordance with the non-commercial license.

Limitations and bias

The base LLaMA model is trained on various data, some of which may contain offensive, harmful, and biased content that can lead to toxic behavior. See Section 5.1 of the LLaMA paper. We have not performed any studies to determine how fine-tuning on the aforementioned datasets affect the model's behavior and toxicity. Do not treat chat responses from this model as a substitute for human judgment or as a source of truth. Please use responsibly.


This work would not have been possible without the support of Stability AI.


  title={LLaMA: Open and Efficient Foundation Language Models},
  author={Touvron, Hugo and Lavril, Thibaut and Izacard, Gautier and Martinet, Xavier and Lachaux, Marie-Anne and Lacroix, Timoth{\'e}e and Rozi{\`e}re, Baptiste and Goyal, Naman and Hambro, Eric and Azhar, Faisal and Rodriguez, Aurelien and Joulin, Armand and Grave, Edouard and Lample, Guillaume},
  journal={arXiv preprint arXiv:2302.13971},
    title = {Vicuna: An Open-Source Chatbot Impressing GPT-4 with 90%* ChatGPT Quality},
    url = {https://vicuna.lmsys.org},
    author = {Chiang, Wei-Lin and Li, Zhuohan and Lin, Zi and Sheng, Ying and Wu, Zhanghao and Zhang, Hao and Zheng, Lianmin and Zhuang, Siyuan and Zhuang, Yonghao and Gonzalez, Joseph E. and Stoica, Ion and Xing, Eric P.},
    month = {March},
    year = {2023}
  author = {Yuvanesh Anand and Zach Nussbaum and Brandon Duderstadt and Benjamin Schmidt and Andriy Mulyar},
  title = {GPT4All: Training an Assistant-style Chatbot with Large Scale Data Distillation from GPT-3.5-Turbo},
  year = {2023},
  publisher = {GitHub},
  journal = {GitHub repository},
  howpublished = {\url{https://github.com/nomic-ai/gpt4all}},
  author = {Rohan Taori and Ishaan Gulrajani and Tianyi Zhang and Yann Dubois and Xuechen Li and Carlos Guestrin and Percy Liang and Tatsunori B. Hashimoto },
  title = {Stanford Alpaca: An Instruction-following LLaMA model},
  year = {2023},
  publisher = {GitHub},
  journal = {GitHub repository},
  howpublished = {\url{https://github.com/tatsu-lab/stanford_alpaca}},
  author       = {Leandro von Werra and
                  Alex Havrilla and
                  Max reciprocated and
                  Jonathan Tow and
                  Aman cat-state and
                  Duy V. Phung and
                  Louis Castricato and
                  Shahbuland Matiana and
                  Alan and
                  Ayush Thakur and
                  Alexey Bukhtiyarov and
                  aaronrmm and
                  Fabrizio Milo and
                  Daniel and
                  Daniel King and
                  Dong Shin and
                  Ethan Kim and
                  Justin Wei and
                  Manuel Romero and
                  Nicky Pochinkov and
                  Omar Sanseviero and
                  Reshinth Adithyan and
                  Sherman Siu and
                  Thomas Simonini and
                  Vladimir Blagojevic and
                  Xu Song and
                  Zack Witten and
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  title        = {{CarperAI/trlx: v0.6.0: LLaMa (Alpaca), Benchmark
                   Util, T5 ILQL, Tests}},
  month        = mar,
  year         = 2023,
  publisher    = {Zenodo},
  version      = {v0.6.0},
  doi          = {10.5281/zenodo.7790115},
  url          = {https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7790115}
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