Facebook Unveils AI Supercomputer It Claims Is Fastest in the World

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Facebook Unveils AI Supercomputer It Claims Is Fastest in the World
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Saw this today.  Facebook has plenty of money to buy GPUs.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/meta-unveils-new-ai-supercomputer-11643043601

The aim is to boost capabilities to one day train models with more than a trillion parameters on data sets as large as an exabyte, which is roughly equivalent to 36,000 years of high-quality video.

Meta’s AI supercomputer houses 6,080 Nvidia graphics-processing units, putting it fifth among the fastest supercomputers in the world, according to Meta. By mid-summer, when the AI Research SuperCluster is fully built, it will house some 16,000 GPUs, becoming the fastest AI supercomputer in the world, Meta said.

Artificial intelligence typically requires computers to perform a large number of low-precision calculations at the same time. GPUs are well suited for the task as they have thousands of processing cores that can work simultaneously.

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