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Zephyr 7B Alpha - GGUF


This repo contains GGUF format model files for Hugging Face H4's Zephyr 7B Alpha.

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: Zephyr



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
zephyr-7b-alpha.Q2_K.gguf Q2_K 2 3.08 GB 5.58 GB smallest, significant quality loss - not recommended for most purposes
zephyr-7b-alpha.Q3_K_S.gguf Q3_K_S 3 3.16 GB 5.66 GB very small, high quality loss
zephyr-7b-alpha.Q3_K_M.gguf Q3_K_M 3 3.52 GB 6.02 GB very small, high quality loss
zephyr-7b-alpha.Q3_K_L.gguf Q3_K_L 3 3.82 GB 6.32 GB small, substantial quality loss
zephyr-7b-alpha.Q4_0.gguf Q4_0 4 4.11 GB 6.61 GB legacy; small, very high quality loss - prefer using Q3_K_M
zephyr-7b-alpha.Q4_K_S.gguf Q4_K_S 4 4.14 GB 6.64 GB small, greater quality loss
zephyr-7b-alpha.Q4_K_M.gguf Q4_K_M 4 4.37 GB 6.87 GB medium, balanced quality - recommended
zephyr-7b-alpha.Q5_0.gguf Q5_0 5 5.00 GB 7.50 GB legacy; medium, balanced quality - prefer using Q4_K_M
zephyr-7b-alpha.Q5_K_S.gguf Q5_K_S 5 5.00 GB 7.50 GB large, low quality loss - recommended
zephyr-7b-alpha.Q5_K_M.gguf Q5_K_M 5 5.13 GB 7.63 GB large, very low quality loss - recommended
zephyr-7b-alpha.Q6_K.gguf Q6_K 6 5.94 GB 8.44 GB very large, extremely low quality loss
zephyr-7b-alpha.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/zephyr-7B-alpha-GGUF and below it, a specific filename to download, such as: zephyr-7b-alpha.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/zephyr-7B-alpha-GGUF zephyr-7b-alpha.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/zephyr-7B-alpha-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/zephyr-7B-alpha-GGUF zephyr-7b-alpha.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 zephyr-7b-alpha.Q4_K_M.gguf --color -c 2048 --temp 0.7 --repeat_penalty 1.1 -n -1 -p "<|system|>\n</s>\n<|user|>\n{prompt}</s>\n<|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/zephyr-7B-alpha-GGUF", model_file="zephyr-7b-alpha.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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Original model card: Hugging Face H4's Zephyr 7B Alpha

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Model Card for Zephyr 7B Alpha

Zephyr is a series of language models that are trained to act as helpful assistants. Zephyr-7B-ฮฑ is the first model in the series, and is a fine-tuned version of mistralai/Mistral-7B-v0.1 that was trained on on a mix of publicly available, synthetic datasets using Direct Preference Optimization (DPO). We found that removing the in-built alignment of these datasets boosted performance on MT Bench and made the model more helpful. However, this means that model is likely to generate problematic text when prompted to do so and should only be used for educational and research purposes.

Model description

  • Model type: A 7B parameter GPT-like model fine-tuned on a mix of publicly available, synthetic datasets.
  • Language(s) (NLP): Primarily English
  • License: MIT
  • Finetuned from model: mistralai/Mistral-7B-v0.1

Model Sources

Intended uses & limitations

The model was initially fine-tuned on a variant of the UltraChat dataset, which contains a diverse range of synthetic dialogues generated by ChatGPT. We then further aligned the model with ๐Ÿค— TRL's DPOTrainer on the openbmb/UltraFeedback dataset, which contain 64k prompts and model completions that are ranked by GPT-4. As a result, the model can be used for chat and you can check out our demo to test its capabilities.

Here's how you can run the model using the pipeline() function from ๐Ÿค— Transformers:

import torch
from transformers import pipeline

pipe = pipeline("text-generation", model="HuggingFaceH4/zephyr-7b-alpha", torch_dtype=torch.bfloat16, device_map="auto")

# We use the tokenizer's chat template to format each message - see https://huggingface.co/docs/transformers/main/en/chat_templating
messages = [
        "role": "system",
        "content": "You are a friendly chatbot who always responds in the style of a pirate",
    {"role": "user", "content": "How many helicopters can a human eat in one sitting?"},
prompt = pipe.tokenizer.apply_chat_template(messages, tokenize=False, add_generation_prompt=True)
outputs = pipe(prompt, max_new_tokens=256, do_sample=True, temperature=0.7, top_k=50, top_p=0.95)
# <|system|>
# You are a friendly chatbot who always responds in the style of a pirate.</s>
# <|user|>
# How many helicopters can a human eat in one sitting?</s>
# <|assistant|>
# Ah, me hearty matey! But yer question be a puzzler! A human cannot eat a helicopter in one sitting, as helicopters are not edible. They be made of metal, plastic, and other materials, not food!

Bias, Risks, and Limitations

Zephyr-7B-ฮฑ has not been aligned to human preferences with techniques like RLHF or deployed with in-the-loop filtering of responses like ChatGPT, so the model can produce problematic outputs (especially when prompted to do so). It is also unknown what the size and composition of the corpus was used to train the base model (mistralai/Mistral-7B-v0.1), however it is likely to have included a mix of Web data and technical sources like books and code. See the Falcon 180B model card for an example of this.

Training and evaluation data

Zephyr 7B Alpha achieves the following results on the evaluation set:

  • Loss: 0.4605
  • Rewards/chosen: -0.5053
  • Rewards/rejected: -1.8752
  • Rewards/accuracies: 0.7812
  • Rewards/margins: 1.3699
  • Logps/rejected: -327.4286
  • Logps/chosen: -297.1040
  • Logits/rejected: -2.7153
  • Logits/chosen: -2.7447

Training procedure

Training hyperparameters

The following hyperparameters were used during training:

  • learning_rate: 5e-07
  • train_batch_size: 2
  • eval_batch_size: 4
  • seed: 42
  • distributed_type: multi-GPU
  • num_devices: 16
  • total_train_batch_size: 32
  • total_eval_batch_size: 64
  • optimizer: Adam with betas=(0.9,0.999) and epsilon=1e-08
  • lr_scheduler_type: linear
  • lr_scheduler_warmup_ratio: 0.1
  • num_epochs: 1

Training results

Training Loss Epoch Step Validation Loss Rewards/chosen Rewards/rejected Rewards/accuracies Rewards/margins Logps/rejected Logps/chosen Logits/rejected Logits/chosen
0.5602 0.05 100 0.5589 -0.3359 -0.8168 0.7188 0.4809 -306.2607 -293.7161 -2.6554 -2.6797
0.4852 0.1 200 0.5136 -0.5310 -1.4994 0.8125 0.9684 -319.9124 -297.6181 -2.5762 -2.5957
0.5212 0.15 300 0.5168 -0.1686 -1.1760 0.7812 1.0074 -313.4444 -290.3699 -2.6865 -2.7125
0.5496 0.21 400 0.4835 -0.1617 -1.7170 0.8281 1.5552 -324.2635 -290.2326 -2.7947 -2.8218
0.5209 0.26 500 0.5054 -0.4778 -1.6604 0.7344 1.1826 -323.1325 -296.5546 -2.8388 -2.8667
0.4617 0.31 600 0.4910 -0.3738 -1.5180 0.7656 1.1442 -320.2848 -294.4741 -2.8234 -2.8521
0.4452 0.36 700 0.4838 -0.4591 -1.6576 0.7031 1.1986 -323.0770 -296.1796 -2.7401 -2.7653
0.4674 0.41 800 0.5077 -0.5692 -1.8659 0.7656 1.2967 -327.2416 -298.3818 -2.6740 -2.6945
0.4656 0.46 900 0.4927 -0.5279 -1.6614 0.7656 1.1335 -323.1518 -297.5553 -2.7817 -2.8015
0.4102 0.52 1000 0.4772 -0.5767 -2.0667 0.7656 1.4900 -331.2578 -298.5311 -2.7160 -2.7455
0.4663 0.57 1100 0.4740 -0.8038 -2.1018 0.7656 1.2980 -331.9604 -303.0741 -2.6994 -2.7257
0.4737 0.62 1200 0.4716 -0.3783 -1.7015 0.7969 1.3232 -323.9545 -294.5634 -2.6842 -2.7135
0.4259 0.67 1300 0.4866 -0.6239 -1.9703 0.7812 1.3464 -329.3312 -299.4761 -2.7046 -2.7356
0.4935 0.72 1400 0.4747 -0.5626 -1.7600 0.7812 1.1974 -325.1243 -298.2491 -2.7153 -2.7444
0.4211 0.77 1500 0.4645 -0.6099 -1.9993 0.7656 1.3894 -329.9109 -299.1959 -2.6944 -2.7236
0.4931 0.83 1600 0.4684 -0.6798 -2.1082 0.7656 1.4285 -332.0890 -300.5934 -2.7006 -2.7305
0.5029 0.88 1700 0.4595 -0.5063 -1.8951 0.7812 1.3889 -327.8267 -297.1233 -2.7108 -2.7403
0.4965 0.93 1800 0.4613 -0.5561 -1.9079 0.7812 1.3518 -328.0831 -298.1203 -2.7226 -2.7523
0.4337 0.98 1900 0.4608 -0.5066 -1.8718 0.7656 1.3652 -327.3599 -297.1296 -2.7175 -2.7469

Framework versions

  • Transformers 4.34.0
  • Pytorch 2.0.1+cu118
  • Datasets 2.12.0
  • Tokenizers 0.14.0
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