AI start-up builds a 22,000-GPU supercomputer

Most start-ups begin modestly, but this company has over $1 billion in hardware.

Andy Patrizio

A new AI start-up launches with a conversational personal assistant and a massive supercomputer behind it. An AI start-up called Inflection AI has emerged from stealth mode with the announcement of major partnerships, a $1.3 billion valuation, and what could be the world’s second-largest supercomputer. The new supercomputer is said to have 22,000 Nvidia H100 accelerators, and the company says that’s enough to put it as the second-fastest system in the world behind Frontier, the current leader housed at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which churns out 1.5 exaFLOPS of peak performance. That doesn’t take into account a new computer

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