Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Mark Zuckerberg Says Meta Will Have The World's Fastest AI Supercomputer (FB; NVDA)

From PC Magazine, January 25:
Meta Says It's Building the 'World's Fastest' Supercomputer
The AI Research SuperCluster (RSC) is expected to be ready by mid-2022.

Facebook parent company Meta this week announced work on what it believes is already "among the fastest AI supercomputers running today."

Once completed later this year, the AI Research SuperCluster (RSC) will be the fastest in the world, according to the company.

Boasting 6,080 graphics processing units in 760 Nvidia A100 modules, RSC is comparable to the Perlmutter supercomputer, which, as CNET noted, uses more than 6,000 of the same Nvidia GPUs and currently ranks as the world's fifth fastest supercomputer.

RSC acts as an amplifier for Meta's "next generation" of artificial intelligence, which will learn from trillions of examples; work across hundreds of languages; analyze text, images, and video together; develop new augmented reality tools, and carry out a host of other advanced tasks requiring super computer-levels of performance. "Ultimately, the work done with RSC will pave the way toward building technologies for the next major computing platform—the metaverse, where AI-driven applications and products will play an important role," the Meta AI blog explains....


Seven of the world's ten fastest supercomputers are using NVDA GPUs as accelerators. 

Here are our posts on this development over the years