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stablelm-3b-4e1t - GGUF


This is a Model based on StableLM. Stablelm is a familiy of Language Models by Stability AI.


Current (as of 2023-11-15) implementations of Llama.cpp only support GPU offloading up to 34 Layers with these StableLM Models. The model will crash immediately if -ngl is larger than 34. The model works fine however without any gpu acceleration.


This is the Base Model of Stable LM 3b by Stability AI. It is licensed under Creative Commons cc-by-sa-4.0, as should all derivatives

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gguf is the current file format used by the ggml library. A growing list of Software is using it and can therefore use this model. The core project making use of the ggml library is the llama.cpp project by Georgi Gerganov

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Model Description

StableLM-3B-4E1T is a 3 billion parameter decoder-only language model pre-trained on 1 trillion tokens of diverse English and code datasets for 4 epochs.


Get started generating text with StableLM-3B-4E1T by using the following code snippet:

from transformers import AutoModelForCausalLM, AutoTokenizer
tokenizer = AutoTokenizer.from_pretrained("stabilityai/stablelm-3b-4e1t")
model = AutoModelForCausalLM.from_pretrained(
inputs = tokenizer("The weather is always wonderful", return_tensors="pt").to("cuda")
tokens = model.generate(
print(tokenizer.decode(tokens[0], skip_special_tokens=True))

Model Details

  • Developed by: Stability AI
  • Model type: StableLM-3B-4E1T models are auto-regressive language models based on the transformer decoder architecture.
  • Language(s): English
  • Library: GPT-NeoX
  • License: Model checkpoints are licensed under the Creative Commons license (CC BY-SA-4.0). Under this license, you must give credit to Stability AI, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the Stability AI endorses you or your use.
  • Contact: For questions and comments about the model, please email

Model Architecture

The model is a decoder-only transformer similar to the LLaMA (Touvron et al., 2023) architecture with the following modifications:

Parameters Hidden Size Layers Heads Sequence Length
2,795,443,200 2560 32 32 4096


For complete dataset and training details, please see the StableLM-3B-4E1T Technical Report.

Training Dataset

The dataset is comprised of a filtered mixture of open-source large-scale datasets available on the HuggingFace Hub: Falcon RefinedWeb extract (Penedo et al., 2023), RedPajama-Data (Together Computer., 2023) and The Pile (Gao et al., 2020) both without the Books3 subset, and StarCoder (Li et al., 2023).

  • Given the large amount of web data, we recommend fine-tuning the base StableLM-3B-4E1T for your downstream tasks.

Training Procedure

The model is pre-trained on the aforementioned datasets in bfloat16 precision, optimized with AdamW, and trained using the NeoX tokenizer with a vocabulary size of 50,257. We outline the complete hyperparameters choices in the project's GitHub repository - config.

Training Infrastructure

  • Hardware: StableLM-3B-4E1T was trained on the Stability AI cluster across 256 NVIDIA A100 40GB GPUs (AWS P4d instances). Training began on August 23, 2023, and took approximately 30 days to complete.

  • Software: We use a fork of gpt-neox (EleutherAI, 2021), train under 2D parallelism (Data and Tensor Parallel) with ZeRO-1 (Rajbhandari et al., 2019), and rely on flash-attention as well as SwiGLU and Rotary Embedding kernels from FlashAttention-2 (Dao et al., 2023)

Use and Limitations

Intended Use

The model is intended to be used as a foundational base model for application-specific fine-tuning. Developers must evaluate and fine-tune the model for safe performance in downstream applications.

Limitations and Bias

​ As a base model, this model may exhibit unreliable, unsafe, or other undesirable behaviors that must be corrected through evaluation and fine-tuning prior to deployment. The pre-training dataset may have contained offensive or inappropriate content, even after applying data cleansing filters, which can be reflected in the model-generated text. We recommend that users exercise caution when using these models in production systems. Do not use the models if they are unsuitable for your application, or for any applications that may cause deliberate or unintentional harm to others.

How to Cite

      title={StableLM 3B 4E1T},
      author={Tow, Jonathan and Bellagente, Marco and Mahan, Dakota and Riquelme, Carlos}

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