Cerebras Programs has introduced the signing of a deal value round $100 million with G42, a know-how group primarily based within the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The settlement entails offering the preliminary installment of an synthetic intelligence (AI) supercomputer, with the potential of delivering as much as 9 extra items, the corporate stated in an announcement on July 20.
Cerebras, headquartered in Silicon Valley, stated G42 has dedicated to buying three of its Condor Galaxy programs, an revolutionary community comprising 9 interconnected supercomputers. The primary supercomputer on this community, referred to as Condor Galaxy 1 (CG-1), showcases a efficiency of 4 exaFLOPs and includes 54 million cores.
These programs will probably be manufactured in the US to expedite their deployment. The primary system is scheduled to be operational this yr, whereas the remaining two, CG-2 and CG-3, are anticipated to be on-line in early 2024, the corporate stated.
This settlement emerges amid a worldwide quest amongst cloud computing suppliers to seek out alternate options to Nvidia Corp’s chips, the present market chief in AI computing. Nvidia’s merchandise are dealing with shortages because of the hovering demand for companies like ChatGPT and others. On this context, Cerebras, together with a number of different startups, is striving to problem Nvidia’s dominance within the AI computing sector.
Based on Cerebras’ CEO, Andrew Feldman, discussions are underway for the potential acquisition of as much as six extra supercomputers by late 2024. Alongside G42, they purpose to develop this supercomputer, with plans to ascertain 36 exaFLOPs of AI computing within the coming yr.
Within the announcement, Feldman expressed his intention to relocate to the UAE for 3 months, collaborating intently with G42 to advance their computing service utilizing the programs. He described this endeavor as a “uncommon alternative to revolutionize an enormous market.” G42, headquartered in Abu Dhabi, stated it deliberate to leverage the Cerebras programs to supply AI computing companies to healthcare and vitality corporations.
Cointelegraph reached out to Cerebras for extra data on the phrases of the deal and plans for the partnership in increasing the Condor Galaxy community and advancing AI tasks however has not but obtained a response.