Why are the examples so small?
9.4 VS 8220.1 Factorization Machines
Your examples/second is small because you are running this on CPU, not GPU. Try running it in Google Colab if you do not have access to a GPU. Also, that value is not really indicative of examples per epoch but rather it is the speed at which examples are training the model and that is why it won’t significantly effect your final AUC and hit-rate results.