May 26, 2024

Elon Musk’s artificial intelligence (AI) startup xAI is hoping to build its own supercomputer.

The tech billionaire aims to launch the project — which would run the next iteration of xAI’s chatbot Grok — as early as next year, The Information reported Saturday (May 26), citing an investor presentation.

Musk has said in public that xAI will need up to 100,000 specialized semiconductors to train and run the next version of Grok, and will require a “gigafactory of compute” to house those chips.

According to The Information, the device will connect Nvidia’s flagship H100 graphics processing units (GPUs), and will be at least four times the size of the biggest GPU clusters that now exist once in operation today. The...

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