Partnering with Meta to bring Llama 3 to Firework’s inference and fine-tuning

Partnering with Meta to bring Llama 3 to Firework’s inference and fine-tuning

By Chenyu Zhao|4/18/2024

We are pleased to announce the availability of the open-source Llama 3 8B and 70B models with 8k context, served from our blazing fast inference stack. Llama 3 is pretrained on over 15 trillion tokens and with a vocabulary of 128K tokens that encodes language much more efficiently.

List of Llama 3 Series of Models:

Apart from adding the base models, over the next few days, we will be adding support for fine-tuning Llama 3 models, serving of LoRA adapters and increasing inference speeds further. Our serveless inference stack allows to serve 100s of LoRA adapters with NO additional cost.

Key takeaways from the Llama 3 Model announcement:

  1. State-of-the-art performance: The new 8B and 70B parameter Llama 3 models establish a new state-of-the-art for open-source language model benchmarks. Improvements in pretraining, instruction fine-tuning, and architecture have led to superior performance on industry benchmarks and real-world use cases compared to competing models.
  2. Open and responsible development: Meta is taking an open approach by releasing Llama 3 models early to enable community innovation. This is combined with a strong focus on responsible development and deployment, providing new safety tools, an updated Responsible Use Guide, and a system-level approach to mitigating potential harms.
  3. Extensible platform with more to come: The 8B and 70B models are just the beginning. In the coming months, Meta plans to release larger models with up to 400B parameters with new capabilities like multimodality, multilingual conversation, and longer context.


Bringing the best of Open-source AI to Enterprises

Our goal at Fireworks is to make Open-source AI accessible to developers and businesses by providing the best language and image models at lightning-fast speeds with the utmost reliability.

Our industry-leading inference speed and quality for image and text generation are utilized by companies like Quora, Sourcegraph, Upstage, Tome, and Anysphere for their production use cases.

Build with Llama 3 on Fireworks AI

To quickly get up and running using Llama 3 on the Fireworks AI visit to sign up for an account. Pickup the API Key from Profile on top right -> API Keys.

Install the Fireworks AI Python package

pip install --upgrade fireworks-ai

Accessing Llama 3 on Serverless Inference API

Below code snippet instantiates Fireworks client and uses chat completions API to call the Llama 3 listed at - accounts/fireworks/models/llama-v3-70b-instruct.

from fireworks.client import Fireworks

#replace the FIREWORKS_API_KEY with the key copied in the above step.
client = Fireworks(api_key="<FIREWORKS_API_KEY>")
response =
		"role": "user",
		"content": "what is open-source?",

The above API request results in the below response.

Open-source refers to a software, hardware, or other product that is released under a license that allows users to freely use, modify, and distribute the source code, design, or other components. The term "open-source" was first coined in 1998 by Bruce Perens and Eric S. Raymond to describe software that is released under these principles.

The main characteristics of open-source products are:

1. **Free to use**: Open-source products are free to use, modify, and distribute.
2. **Source code available**: The source code, design, or other components are made available to the public, allowing anyone to view, modify, and distribute them.
3. **Modifiable**: Users have the freedom to modify the product to suit their needs.
4. **Redistributable**: Users are allowed to redistribute the product, either as-is or with modifications.
5. **Community-driven**: Open-source products are often developed and maintained by a community of volunteers and contributors.

For enterprises who need even faster speeds or throughput, you can serve Llama 3 on your own dedicated GPU infrastructure or personalized enterprise configurations. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Happy building!