YTL creates one of the world’s advanced supercomputer powered by NVIDIA Grace Blackwell-based DGX Cloud

YTL Power International today announced the formation of YTL AI Cloud, a specialised provider of massive-scale GPU-based accelerated computing, and that it will deploy and manage one of the world’s most advanced supercomputers on NVIDIA Grace Blackwell-powered DGX Cloud – an artificial intelligence (AI) supercomputer for accelerating the development of generative

YTL is among the first companies to adopt NVIDIA GB200 NVL72, which is a multi-node, liquid-cooled, rack-scale system with fifth-generation NVLink.

The supercomputer will be interconnected by NVIDIA Quantum InfiniBand networking platform. The platform acts as a single GPU with 1.4 exaflops of AI performance and 30TB of fast memory and is designed for the most compute-intensive workloads.

The YTL AI Supercomputer will surpass more than 300 exaflops of AI compute, making it one of the fastest supercomputers in the world.

“NVIDIA is working with YTL AI Cloud to bring a world-class accelerated computing platform to Southeast Asia – helping drive scientific research, innovation and economic growth across the region,” said Jensen Huang, founder and chief executive officer of NVIDIA in a statement by YTL Power International today.

“This latest supercomputer marks one of the first deployments of the NVIDIA GB200 Grace Blackwell Superchip on DGX Cloud, supporting the growth of accelerated computing in the Asia Pacific region.”

Earlier, Huang had, during the company’s developer conference in California, revealed the new generation of AI graphics processors (main image). The first Blackwell chip is called the GB200 and will ship later this year.

YTL Power International managing director, Datuk Seri Yeoh Seok Hong said his company is proud to be working with NVIDIA and the Malaysian government to bring powerful AI cloud computing to Malaysia.

“We are excited to bring this supercomputing power to the Asia Pacific region, which has been home to many of the fastest-growing cloud regions and many of the most innovative users of AI in the world,” Yeoh added.

The YTL AI Supercomputer will be located in a 1,640-acre data center facility in the YTL Green Data Center Campus, Johor, powered by a renewable energy source from its on-site 500MW solar power facility.

This supercomputer will help meet the demand for highly scalable, high performance cloudbased solutions for AI/ML workloads. Johor, Malaysia, is within 50 km from some of the world’s densest network interconnection points in neighbouring Singapore.

YTL Power International, had in December, revealed it is collaborating wth NVIDIA to develop AI infrastructure in Malaysia, in a US$4.3 billion investment deal. The first phase is expected to be operational by mid-2024.

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