[SUPPORT] Workbench Example Project: Mistral Finetune

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I have installed NVidia AI Workbench and am attempting to run the mistral-finetune jupyter notebook.

The notebook is stuck on Kernel Connecting on Step 3: Load In The Base Model.

and then has the error

ReadTimeoutError: HTTPSConnectionPool(host=‘cdn-lfs.huggingface.co’, port=443): Read timed out.

The code is below:


model_id = "mistralai/Mistral-7B-v0.1"
bb_config = BitsAndBytesConfig(

model = AutoModelForCausalLM.from_pretrained(model_id, quantization_config=bb_config)

I am using Ubuntu 22.04 and NVidia AI Workbench 0.28.29-x86_64