OpenChatKit model available on SambaNova Suite for community and enterprise model adaptation

Posted by SambaNova Systems on March 20, 2023

OpenChatKit model available on SambaNova Suite for community and enterprise model adaptation


SambaNova is pleased to congratulate Together, LAION, and on their recent release of the OpenChatKit, an open-source project designed for the development of specialized and general-purpose chatbots. SambaNova is committed to the development of open-source technology and today we are excited to announce that the model that forms the basis of the OpenChatKit: GPT-NeoXT-Chat-Base-20B, will soon be available within the SambaNova Suite. This will allow customers to build their own chat capabilities, optimized and customized with their own data, for their own specific use cases.

“We built OpenChatKit to enable anyone to fine-tune chat models for their own application,” said Vipul Ved Prakash, Together Co-Founder and CEO, “We are thrilled to have SambaNova make the OpenChatKit model available to their enterprise customers to easily create their own bots with the SambaNova Suite.”

GPT-NeoXT-Chat-Base-20B model, one of the main outcomes of OpenChatKit, is built on top of the EleutherAI’s GPT-NeoX model and instruction tuned over the Open Instruction Generalist (OIG) dataset by, a massive collection of 43 million high-quality instructions focusing on conversational interactions.


OpenChatKit is a concrete step towards fostering a more collaborative AI ecosystem

At SambaNova, we are dedicated to powering our customers’ long-term success, and believe that instant adoption of open-source models is a key component of that dedication. Open-source is an important part of the technology landscape because it allows for interoperability, transparency, and the ability to avoid vendor lock-in. This is especially important in the AI space, where innovation is happening rapidly and interoperability is a fundamental need for large enterprises.

The contributions of OpenChatKit by TogetherLAION, and are invaluable in the field of open-source Large Language Model (LLM) research; they promote transparency and collaboration in the AI community. Utilizing open-source solutions like OpenChatKit can promote innovation, knowledge-sharing, and progress towards a more democratized future for AI.

At SambaNova, we recognize the importance of collaboration in developing AI and are excited to see open-source efforts like the OpenChatKit gain traction. We look forward to embracing and supporting the growing trend of open-source LLM research, and the availability of the OpenChatKit model within the SambaNova Suite is just the beginning. We are committed to being part of this movement and supporting the development of innovative solutions with the open-source community that drive progress for all.

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SambaNova ML Engineering
SambaNova ML Engineering