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Dell and Nvidia collaborate to power Musk's Grok AI factory

Published 2024/06/19, 22:20
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Investing.com - Dell Technologies (NYSE:DELL) Inc, led by CEO Michael Dell, has announced a partnership with NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) to construct an AI Factory designed to boost the capabilities of Grok, an AI model developed by Elon Musk's company, xAI.

We’re building a Dell AI factory with @nvidia to power @grok for @xai @elonmusk

— Michael Dell (@MichaelDell) June 19, 2024

Grok, a generative AI chatbot, was created as a response to the increasing popularity of ChatGPT, a product of OpenAI, which Musk co-founded. Grok, which is based on a large language model, has the ability to process a broad range of visual information, including documents, diagrams, charts, screenshots, and photographs, in addition to its robust text capabilities.

xAI's Grok-1.5V, the first-generation multimodal model, was introduced in April. The company has emphasized Grok's ability to understand the physical world, with the AI model reportedly outperforming its competitors in the RealWorldQA benchmark, a measure of real-world spatial understanding.

To be precise, Dell is assembling half of the racks that are going into the supercomputer that xAI is building

Earlier in June, xAI announced plans to construct a supercomputer, termed the "Gigafactory of Compute," anticipated to be operational by fall 2025. This venture is expected to be a collaborative effort with Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) and is aimed at enhancing the capabilities of the Grok AI chatbot.

The upcoming supercomputer is set to utilize up to 100,000 Nvidia's H100 GPUs based on the Hopper architecture, potentially making it four times larger than the existing largest GPU clusters. This move by Musk is seen as an attempt to outclass rival GPU clusters in terms of size and capabilities.

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