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June 17, 2022, 2:35 p.m. | /u/bo_peng

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Hi everyone. I posted about my RWKV-2 RNN 1 month ago (thanks for the upvote):

[https://www.reddit.com/r/MachineLearning/comments/umq908/r\_rwkvv2rnn\_a\_parallelizable\_rnn\_with/](https://www.reddit.com/r/MachineLearning/comments/umq908/r_rwkvv2rnn_a_parallelizable_rnn_with/)

And I have finished the training of a RWKV-2 430M (L24-D1024) on the Pile. It's confirmed that a pure RNN without attention can reach transformer-level LM performance:

https://preview.redd.it/6756ax5wz6691.png?width=992&format=png&auto=webp&s=70d5b52fb43fca1a7d304832f6cbd082bfe3f9c5

The maths behind RWKV-2:

https://preview.redd.it/17eniof007691.png?width=662&format=png&auto=webp&s=f37ed4dd14409269952b421d18a315b8cd343e21

You can download the params & fine-tuning code here:

[https://github.com/BlinkDL/RWKV-v2-RNN-Pile](https://github.com/BlinkDL/RWKV-v2-RNN-Pile)

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Now I am training a RWKV-2 1.5B (L24-D2048) which is expected to finish in 2 months :)

[https://wandb.ai/blinkdl/RWKV-v2-RNN-Pile](https://wandb.ai/blinkdl/RWKV-v2-RNN-Pile)

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