Cerebras and Opentensor have trained a powerful 3 billion parameter language model with an 8k context length window, called BTLM-3B-8k-base, on the Condor Galaxy 1 (CG-1) supercomputer. This new model outperforms similar models, achieves performance comparable to open 7B parameter models, can be quantized to fit on devices with as little as 3 GB of memory, and is licensed for commercial use. It requires 71% fewer training FLOPs and has a 58% smaller memory footprint for inference than comparable 7B models.
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