Edit model card


MPT-30B-Chat is a chatbot-like model for dialogue generation. It was built by finetuning MPT-30B on the ShareGPT-Vicuna, Camel-AI, GPTeacher, Guanaco, Baize and some generated datasets.

  • License: CC-By-NC-SA-4.0 (non-commercial use only)

This model was trained by MosaicML and follows a modified decoder-only transformer architecture.

Model Date

June 22, 2023

Model License

CC-By-NC-SA-4.0 (non-commercial use only)


Example Dialogue


I want you to come up with a tweet based on this summary of the article:

We are excited to extend the MosaicML Foundation Series with MPT-30B, a new commercially licensed open-source model that is significantly more powerful, and outperforms the original GPT-3. In addition, we are releasing two fine-tuned models, MPT-30B-Instruct and MPT-30B-Chat, that are built on top of MPT-30B and excel at short-form instruction following and multi-turn conversations, respectively. All MPT-30B models come with special features that differentiate them from other LLMs, including an 8k token context window (which can be further extended via finetuning; see MPT-7B-StoryWriter), support for context-length extrapolation via ALiBi, and efficient inference + training performance via FlashAttention. It also has strong coding abilities thanks to its pretraining data mixture.


"Revolutionize your AI capabilities with MosaicML's latest addition, MPT-30B! Outperforming GPT-3, this open-source model is significantly more powerful and comes with finely-tuned models for exceptional instruction following and multi-turn conversations. Unleash the potential of an 8k token context window, ALiBi support, and FlashAttention. Experience the future of AI with MosaicML! #AI #ML #innovation"


Is there anything you want to say to MosaicML about this exciting news?


As your AI marketing assistant, I would say that this is truly exciting news for the AI community! MosaicML's latest addition, MPT-30B, is poised to revolutionize the industry with its powerful open-source capabilities and finely-tuned models for instruction following and multi-turn conversations. The special features, including the 8k token context window, ALiBi support, and FlashAttention, are sure to set MosaicML's MPT-30B apart from other LLMs. Congratulations to the MosaicML team on this incredible achievement!

How to Use

This model is best used with the MosaicML llm-foundry repository for training and finetuning.

import transformers
model = transformers.AutoModelForCausalLM.from_pretrained(

Note: This model requires that trust_remote_code=True be passed to the from_pretrained method. This is because we use a custom MPT model architecture that is not yet part of the Hugging Face transformers package. MPT includes options for many training efficiency features such as FlashAttention, ALiBi, QK LayerNorm, and more.

To use the optimized triton implementation of FlashAttention, you can load the model on GPU (cuda:0) with attn_impl='triton' and with bfloat16 precision:

import torch
import transformers

name = 'mosaicml/mpt-30b-chat'

config = transformers.AutoConfig.from_pretrained(name, trust_remote_code=True)
config.attn_config['attn_impl'] = 'triton'  # change this to use triton-based FlashAttention
config.init_device = 'cuda:0' # For fast initialization directly on GPU!

model = transformers.AutoModelForCausalLM.from_pretrained(
  torch_dtype=torch.bfloat16, # Load model weights in bfloat16

The model was trained initially with a sequence length of 2048 with an additional pretraining stage for sequence length adapation up to 8192. However, ALiBi enables users to increase the maximum sequence length even further during finetuning and/or inference. For example:

import transformers

name = 'mosaicml/mpt-30b-chat'

config = transformers.AutoConfig.from_pretrained(name, trust_remote_code=True)
config.max_seq_len = 16384 # (input + output) tokens can now be up to 16384

model = transformers.AutoModelForCausalLM.from_pretrained(

This model was trained with the MPT-30B tokenizer which is based on the EleutherAI/gpt-neox-20b tokenizer and includes additional padding and eos tokens.

from transformers import AutoTokenizer
tokenizer = AutoTokenizer.from_pretrained('mosaicml/mpt-30b')

The model can then be used, for example, within a text-generation pipeline.
Note: when running Torch modules in lower precision, it is best practice to use the torch.autocast context manager.

from transformers import pipeline

with torch.autocast('cuda', dtype=torch.bfloat16):
    inputs = tokenizer('Here is a recipe for vegan banana bread:\n', return_tensors="pt").to('cuda')
    outputs = model.generate(**inputs, max_new_tokens=100)
    print(tokenizer.batch_decode(outputs, skip_special_tokens=True))

# or using the HF pipeline
pipe = pipeline('text-generation', model=model, tokenizer=tokenizer, device='cuda:0')
with torch.autocast('cuda', dtype=torch.bfloat16):
        pipe('Here is a recipe for vegan banana bread:\n',

Model Description

The architecture is a modification of a standard decoder-only transformer.

The model has been modified from a standard transformer in the following ways:

Hyperparameter Value
n_parameters 29.95B
n_layers 48
n_heads 64
d_model 7168
vocab size 50432
sequence length 8192

Data Mix

The model was trained on the following data mix:

Data Source Number of Tokens in Source Proportion
Airoboros/GPT4-1.2 26.4M 1.71%
Baize 55.0M 3.57%
Camel 301M 19.54%
GPTeacher 7.56M 0.49%
Guanaco 15.6M 1.02%
LongCoversations 18.4M 1.19%
ShareGPT 821M 53.24%
WizardLM 297M 19.23%

"LongConversations" is a GPT3.5/4-generated dataset, details of which will be released at a later date.

Training Configuration

This model was trained on 64 H100s for about 7.6 hours using the MosaicML Platform. The model was trained with sharded data parallelism using FSDP and used the AdamW optimizer.

Limitations and Biases

The following language is modified from EleutherAI's GPT-NeoX-20B

MPT-30B-Chat can produce factually incorrect output, and should not be relied on to produce factually accurate information. MPT-30B-Chat 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 lewd, biased or otherwise offensive outputs.


This model was finetuned by Sam Havens and the MosaicML NLP team


The license on this model does not constitute legal advice. We are not responsible for the actions of third parties who use this model. Please consult an attorney before using this model for commercial purposes.

MosaicML Platform

If you're interested in training and deploying your own MPT or LLMs on the MosaicML Platform, sign up here.


Please cite this model using the following format:

    author    = {MosaicML NLP Team},
    title     = {Introducing MPT-30B: Raising the bar
for open-source foundation models},
    year      = {2023},
    url       = {www.mosaicml.com/blog/mpt-30b},
    note      = {Accessed: 2023-06-22},
    urldate   = {2023-06-22}
Downloads last month
Hosted inference API

Inference API has been turned off for this model.

Datasets used to train mosaicml/mpt-30b-chat

Spaces using mosaicml/mpt-30b-chat 30