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Cost-effective Stable Diffusion fine tuning on Salad

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Stable Diffusion XL (SDXL) fine tuning as a service I recently wrote a blog about fine tuning Stable Diffusion XL (SDXL) on interruptible GPUs at low cost, starring my dog Timber. The strong results and exceptional cost performance got me wondering: What would it take to turn that into a fully managed Stable Diffusion training […]

Fine tuning Stable Diffusion XL (SDXL) with interruptible GPUs and LoRA for low cost

Fine tuning stable diffusion XL (SDXL) for low cost with Interruptible GPUs and LORA

It’s no secret that training image generation models like Stable Diffusion XL (SDXL) doesn’t come cheaply. The original Stable Diffusion model cost $600,000 USD to train using hundreds of enterprise-grade A100 GPUs for more than 100,000 combined hours. Fast forward to today, and techniques like Parameter-Efficient Fine Tuning (PEFT) and Low-Rank Adaptation (LoRA) allow us […]

Stable Diffusion XL (SDXL) Benchmark – 769 Images Per Dollar on Salad

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Stable Diffusion XL (SDXL) Benchmark A couple months back, we showed you how to get almost 5000 images per dollar with Stable Diffusion 1.5. Now, with the release of Stable Diffusion XL, we’re fielding a lot of questions regarding the potential of consumer GPUs for serving SDXL inference at scale. The answer from our Stable […]

Exploring AI Bias by Turning Faces into Salads – An Experiment

Exploring AI Bias in Image Generation

What is AI Bias in Image Generation? Type in ‘An engineer smiling at the camera’ as the prompt into a few AI image generators. What do you see? A collection of men in most cases. In a recent experiment, 298 out of the 300 stable diffusion generated images were of perceived men for the prompt […]

Stable Diffusion v1.4 Inference Benchmark – GPUs & Clouds Compared

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Stable Diffusion v1.4 GPU Benchmark – Inference Stable Diffusion v1.4 is an impressive text-to-image diffusion model developed by stability.ai. By utilizing the principles of diffusion processes, Stable Diffusion v1.4 produces visually appealing and coherent images that accurately depict the given input text. Its stable and reliable performance makes it a valuable asset for applications such as visual […]