Nvidia and Microsoft collaborated to build one of the most powerful AI supercomputers in the world, capable of handling the massive computing workloads required to train and scale AI. Nvidia will work with Microsoft to accelerate the development of generative AI models like DALL-E.
The AI supercomputer will be built on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform and utilize thousands of Nvidia’s potent H100 and A100 data centre GPUs as well as its Quantum-2 InfiniBand networking system. Nvidia asserts that the combination of Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform and Nvidia’s GPUs, networking, and complete AI suite will enable more businesses to train, deploy, and scale AI, including huge, cutting-edge models. Additionally, DeepSpeed, Microsoft’s deep learning optimization software, will be developed jointly by the two businesses.
The company claimed that generative AI, a relatively new class of large language models like DALL-E and Stable Diffusion that use self-learning algorithms to create a variety of content, such as text, code, digital images, video, and audio, can be researched and advanced further using the supercomputer. Due to the recent rapid growth of these AI models, there has been a significant increase in the need for a robust computing infrastructure that can grow along with them.
Nvidia vice president of enterprise computing Manuvir Das, said, “AI technology advances, as well as industry adoption, are accelerating. The breakthrough of foundation models has triggered a tidal wave of research, fostered new startups, and enabled new enterprise applications. Our collaboration with Microsoft will provide researchers and companies with state-of-the-art AI infrastructure and software to capitalize on the transformative power of AI.”