Reliance-NVIDIA to build AI supercomputers in India

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NEW DELHI: US expertise firm NVIDIA and billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries on Friday introduced a partnership to construct AI supercomputers in India. “The businesses will work collectively to construct AI infrastructure that’s over an order of magnitude extra highly effective than the quickest supercomputer in India right this moment,” the corporations stated in an announcement.
Days earlier than the announcement, NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday.
Beginning operations in India in 2004, NVIDIA has 4 engineering growth centres within the nation – in Gurugram, Hyderabad, Pune and Bengaluru -with over 3,800 workers.
Its collaboration with Reliance will “develop India’s personal basis giant language mannequin skilled on the nation’s numerous languages and tailor-made for generative AI purposes to serve the world’s most populous nation,” the assertion stated.
NVIDIA will present entry to essentially the most superior GH200 Grace Hopper Superchip and DGX Cloud, an AI supercomputing service within the cloud. GH200 marks a basic shift in computing structure that gives distinctive efficiency and big reminiscence bandwidth.
“The NVIDIA-powered AI infrastructure is the muse of the brand new frontier into AI for Reliance Jio Infocomm, Reliance Industries’ telecom arm. The worldwide AI revolution is remodeling industries and day by day life.
“To serve India’s huge potential in AI, Reliance will create AI purposes and companies for his or her 450 million Jio prospects and supply energy-efficient AI infrastructure to scientists, builders and startups throughout India,” the assertion stated.
AI might help rural farmers work together through cell telephones of their native language to get climate data and crop costs. It could possibly assist present, at large scale, professional prognosis of medical signs and imaging scans the place docs will not be instantly obtainable.
AI can higher predict cyclonic storms utilizing many years of atmospheric knowledge, enabling these in danger to evacuate and discover shelter.
“The AI infrastructure might be hosted in AI-ready computing knowledge facilities that may ultimately broaden to 2,000 MW. Execution and implementation might be managed by Jio, which has intensive choices and expertise throughout cell telephony, 5G spectrum, fiber networks and extra,” it stated.
Huang stated NVIDIA is “delighted to companion with Reliance to construct state-of-the-art AI supercomputers in India.”
“India has scale, knowledge and expertise. With essentially the most superior AI computing infrastructure, Reliance can construct its personal giant language fashions that energy generative AI purposes made in India, for the individuals of India,” he stated.
Jio has broad experience, infrastructure and engineering ability to roll out and handle the brand new AI computing infrastructure. The collaboration with NVIDIA additionally aligns with its technique of serving as a big, complete digital, cloud and networking platform for each shoppers and enterprise prospects.
“As India advances from a rustic of knowledge proliferation to creating expertise infrastructure for widespread and accelerated progress, computing and expertise tremendous centres just like the one we envisage with NVIDIA will present the catalytic progress identical to Jio did to our nation’s digital march,” stated Mukesh Ambani, chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries.
His son and chairman of Reliance Jio Infocomm, Akash Ambani stated Jio is dedicated to fuelling India’s expertise renaissance by democratizing entry to cutting-edge applied sciences, and the collaboration with NVIDIA is a major step on this course.
“Collectively, we are going to develop a state-of-the-art AI cloud infrastructure that’s safe, sustainable and deeply related throughout India, accelerating the nation’s journey in the direction of turning into an AI powerhouse,” he added.

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