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Elon Musk´s xAI Plans Massive Grok AI Supercomputer with Nvidia-Chips

The project will heavily rely on Nvidia’s H100 GPUs, with a configuration four times larger than the current largest clusters.

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Elon Musk's xAI has announced plans to construct a supercomputer aimed at advancing the capabilities of Grok, a generative AI chatbot available on X through a subscription model. This information emerged from an investor presentation reviewed by The Information.

Collaboration with Oracle and Nvidia

The construction of this supercomputer is projected to cost billions of dollars, reflecting the high cost of the tens of thousands of Nvidia H100 GPUs required. This substantial investment underscores the scale and ambition of xAI's plans. The supercomputer will serve as the backbone for developing more sophisticated language models, enhancing Grok's capabilities.

xAI is considering a partnership with Oracle to develop the planned supercomputer, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2025. The project will use a GPU configuration four times larger than the current largest clusters. Musk has indicated that future versions of Grok will require over 100,000 H100 GPUs, significantly more than the 20,000 GPUs used for training Grok 2. The ambitious project has been likened to Tesla's gigafactories, referring to it as a “gigafactory of compute.”

Grok's Market Position and Features

Grok, although not as widely recognized as OpenAI's ChatGPT, offers unique advantages. It is accessible on x.com but requires a subscription fee. One of Grok's distinguishing features is its direct access to all posts on X, which Musk promotes as an alternative to traditional news sources. Unlike , which maintains proprietary control over , xAI has open-sourced the weights and architecture of Grok-1. The current version, Grok 1.5, released in April, can process visual information such as photographs and diagrams in addition to text.

The development of an xAI supercomputer is expected to have significant implications for the AI industry. stands to benefit greatly from the increased demand for its H100 GPUs. Additionally, this initiative is expected to spur innovation across the sector, pushing competitors like OpenAI and Google to improve their models to stay competitive. However, the immense computational power required raises concerns about energy consumption. It remains to be seen how Musk will address these environmental challenges, potentially through the use of renewable energy sources and efforts to minimize water usage.

Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus is the founder of WinBuzzer and has been playing with Windows and technology for more than 25 years. He is holding a Master´s degree in International Economics and previously worked as Lead Windows Expert for Softonic.com.