Nvidia Works on Meta's AI Supercomputer to Power Metaverse
Meta chose Nvidia's technologies for a new supercomputer designed to scale up and develop the next generation of AI technology. Meta will use it to accelerate its vision of the metaverse.
The company said that the AI Research Supercluster (RSC) will be the fastest supercomputer in the world once fully built by mid-2022, and would advance AI beyond current tasks such as translating text between languages and helping to identify harmful content. Through RSC, Meta Platform’s AI researchers are looking to develop models which can learn from trillions of examples, such as working across hundreds of languages, analyzing text, images, and videos together, and developing AR tools.
“As RSC moves into its next phase, we plan for it to grow bigger and more powerful, as we begin laying the groundwork for the metaverse,” Meta stated. The new AI supercomputer currently uses 760 NVIDIA DGX A100 systems as its compute nodes. They pack a total of 6,080 A100 GPUs linked on a Quantum 200Gb/s InfiniBand network to deliver 1,895 petaflops of TF32 performance.