Many tech players see great potential in artificial intelligence (AI), and now two high-profile companies have announced an ambitious new project that they hope will take the technology a major step forward.
Well-known graphics card manufacturer Nvidia and Microsoft They joined together About building a “huge” cloud-based AI supercomputer.
Several tens of thousands of video cards
The collaboration will take place over several years and is set to result in one of the most powerful AI supercomputers in the world, according to Nvidia itself. system should be based on Microsoft Azure Infrastructurein association with Nvidia Hardware.
The machine must consist of several tens of thousands of video cards of this type Nvidia A100 And the H100as well as Nvidia’s networking platform Quantum-2. A100 graphics processors are already used in a number of supercomputer systems, Including many maintained by Microsoft.
The idea behind the project is to bring new and powerful AI tools to companies and organizations, including large and advanced models that were not possible until now. Automation is among the intended applications.
“AI is driving the next wave of automation in enterprise and industrial computing, enabling organizations to do more with less while navigating economic uncertainties,” said Scott Guthrie, vice president of AI and Cloud at Microsoft, in the press release.
“Our collaboration with Nvidia unlocks the world’s most scalable supercomputing platform, bringing industry-leading AI capabilities to every organization using Microsoft Azure.
The partnership between Microsoft and Nvidia is therefore a multi-year project, and the two companies have not specified a date for the system to be completed and ready for use. Maybe we’re talking about a longer period of time.
Many other players also work with powerful computer systems dedicated to artificial intelligence. Facebook’s parent company Meta has been confirmed Earlier this year they built what they call the world’s most powerful artificial intelligence trainer – the AI Research SuperCluster (RSC) – which consists of 16,000 Nvidia graphics processors.
last year The US Department of Energy revealedwhich was called the world’s most powerful supercomputer for artificial intelligence tasks.
As AI becomes more advanced, the number of applications for the technology is also increasing. I mentioned recently Digi.no For example, train companies are now using artificial intelligence to predict passenger behavior, via a new surveillance camera. There is even Political parties controlled by artificial intelligence.
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