Meta’s AI Supercomputer

What is the News?

Facebook-parent Meta has announced that it is building an AI supercomputer named “AI Research SuperCluster(RSC)”.

What are Supercomputers?

A supercomputer can perform high-level processing at a faster rate when compared to a normal computer. 

Supercomputers are made up of hundreds or thousands of powerful machines which use better artificial intelligence(AI) models to improve operations that process huge amounts of data in less time than normal computers.

AI supercomputers are built by combining multiple graphic processing units (GPUs) into compute nodes, which are then connected by a high-performance network fabric to allow fast communication between those GPUs.

Read more: National Super Computing Mission(NSM)
What is AI Research SuperCluster(RSC)?

It is an AI Supercomputer being built by Facebook-parent Meta. The company has claimed that this will be the fastest supercomputer in the world once fully built by mid-2022. 

The RSC will be capable of quintillions of operations per second. It can perform tasks like translating text between languages and help identify potentially harmful content on Meta’s platform.

Read more: In four years of a national mission, total supercomputers built: three

Source: This post is based on the article Meta’s AI Supercomputerpublished in The Hindu on 24th February 2022.

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