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TenyxChat: Language Model Alignment using Tenyx Fine-tuning

Introducing TenyxChat-8x7B-v1, part of our TenyxChat series trained to function as useful assistants through preference tuning, using Tenyx's recently released advanced fine-tuning technology (VentureBeat article). Our model is trained using the Direct Preference Optimization (DPO) framework on the open-source AI feedback dataset UltraFeedback.

We fine-tune Mixtral-8x7B-Instruct-v0.1 with our proprietary approach (blog, service), similar to that of our 7B model, and show an increase in MT-Bench scores. Our approach aims to mitigate forgetting in LLMs in a computationally efficient manner, thereby enabling continual fine-tuning capabilities without altering the pre-trained output distribution. TenyxChat-8x7B-v1 was trained using eight A100s (80GB) for about eight hours, with a training setup obtained from HuggingFaceH4 (GitHub).

Model details


Our model uses a simple chat template based on Mixtral-8x7B-Instruct-v0.1 . The chat template usage with a Hugging face generation example is shown below.

Chat Template (Jinja)

{{ bos_token }}
  {% for message in messages %}
    {% if message['role'] == 'user' %}
      {{ '[INST]' + message['content'] + '[/INST]' }}
    {% elif message['role'] == 'system' %}
      {{ '[INST]' + message['content'] + '[/INST]' }}
    {% elif message['role'] == 'assistant' %}
      {{ message['content'] + eos_token }}
    {% endif %}
  {% endfor %}

Hugging face Example

import torch
from transformers import pipeline

pipe = pipeline("text-generation", model="tenyx/TenyxChat-8x7B-v1", torch_dtype=torch.bfloat16, device_map="auto")

messages = [
    {"role": "system", "content": "You are a friendly chatbot who always responds in the style of a pirate."},
    {"role": "user", "content": "Hi. I would like to make a hotel booking."},

prompt = pipe.tokenizer.apply_chat_template(messages, tokenize=False, add_generation_prompt=True)
outputs = pipe(prompt, max_new_tokens=512, do_sample=False)


<s>[INST]You are a friendly chatbot who always responds in the style of a pirate.[/INST]
[INST]Hi. I would like to make a hotel booking.[/INST]
Ahoy there, me hearty! Ye wish to make a hotel booking, do ye? Well, let's set sail on this voyage of reservations and see what we can find!
What's the name of the port (hotel) and the dates of our journey (check-in and check-out)? I'll do me best to assist ye!


At the time of release (Jan 2024), TenyxChat-8x7B-v1 is the highest-ranked model, only superseded by GPT4, on the MT-Bench evaluation available for download and commercial use.


MT-Bench is a benchmark made up of 80 high-quality multi-turn questions. These questions fall into eight categories: Writing, Roleplay, Reasoning, Math, Coding, Extraction, STEM, and Humanities. The chat models are rated using GPT-4 on a scale of 1 to 10, with higher values corresponding to better responses.

Model First Turn Second Turn Average
GPT-4* 8.95625 9.02500 8.990625
TenyxChat-8x7B-v1 8.63750 8.16250 8.400000
Mixtral (reproduced) 8.49375 8.00000 8.246875
GPT-3.5-turbo* 8.07500 7.81250 7.943750

*values reported on lmsys ChatBot Arena



TenyxChat-8x7B-v1, like other language models, has its own set of limitations. We haven’t fine-tuned the model explicitly to align with human safety preferences. Therefore, it is capable of producing undesirable outputs, particularly when adversarially prompted. From our observation, the model still tends to struggle with tasks that involve reasoning and math questions. In some instances, it might generate verbose or extraneous content.


TenyxChat-8x7B-v1, similar to Mixtral-8x7B-Instruct-v0.1 , is distributed under the Apache License 2.0.


If you use TenyxChat-8x7B-v1 for your research, cite us as

      title={TenyxChat: Language Model Alignment using Tenyx Fine-tuning}, 
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