Nvidia Builds Israeli Supercomputer Amid AI Demand

To meet growing consumer demand for AI applications, Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) Corp. announced on Monday that it was building Israel’s most powerful artificial intelligence (AI) supercomputer.

The world’s most valuable chip business by market capitalization, Nvidia, predicted the cloud-based system would cost hundreds of millions of dollars and be only partially operational by the end of 2023.

Nvidia collaborated with tens of thousands of software engineers and 800 companies in Israel, according to Gilad Shainer, a senior vice president at Nvidia.

Israel-1, one of the world’s fastest AI supercomputers, is expected to provide performance of up to eight exaflops of AI compute. An exaflop has the capacity to perform 1 quintillion calculations per second, or 1,000,000,000,000,000,000.

Shainer stated that artificial intelligence (AI) was the “most important technology of our life” and that large graphics processing units (GPUs) were required to create AI and generative AI applications.

“Generative AI is currently ubiquitous. It must be able to perform training operations on large data sets, he told Reuters, saying that Israeli companies will soon have access to a supercomputer that they currently do not have.

They will be able to train more quickly, build frameworks, and build solutions that can tackle tougher challenges thanks to this large-scale system.

As an illustration, thousands of Nvidia GPUs were used to build OpenAI ChatGPT.

The former Mellanox (NASDAQ:MLNX) team created the system. In 2019, Nvidia outbid Intel Corp (NASDAQ:INTC) to acquire Mellanox Technologies, an Israeli chip designer, for about $7 billion.

Nvidia’s Israeli partners were, according to Shainer, the company’s main target for the supercomputer. In the future, “we could use this system to work with partners outside of Israel,” he said.

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Nvidia announced last week that it has collaborated with the University of Bristol in Britain to create a new supercomputer that would compete with Intel and Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) Inc.

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