Simon Willison’s Weblog


Snowflake Arctic Cookbook. Today's big model release was Snowflake Arctic, an enormous 480B model with a 128×3.66B MoE (Mixture of Experts) architecture. It's Apache 2 licensed and Snowflake state that "in addition, we are also open sourcing all of our data recipes and research insights."

The research insights will be shared on this Arctic Cookbook blog - which currently has two articles covering their MoE architecture and describing how they optimized their training run in great detail.

They also list dozens of "coming soon" posts, which should be pretty interesting given how much depth they've provided in their writing so far.