Elon Musk Unveils Ambitious Plans for Largest-Ever Supercomputer for xAI

By Sunil Sonkar
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Tech billionaire Elon Musk has lately announced to be building the world’s largest supercomputer and this will support his artificial intelligence startup named xAI. The supercomputer is named the “gigafactory of compute.” It is learned to be powered by 100,000 Nvidia chips and may be operational by fall 2025. Musk has assured investors the project will be completed on time.


The supercomputer is said to be four times larger than the biggest GPU clusters which are currently in use. Meta is one of such companies which use it for the training AI models. The project is ambitious and highlights intense competition in the AI field.

AI market is growing at a rapid pace since the release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT in 2022. Microsoft, Google, Meta and many more tech giants including Anthropic and Stability AI are trying to grab the opportunity.

Musk’s xAI is developing a chatbot named Grok. It is learned to be capable in accessing real-time data from his social media platform X.

Musk co-founded OpenAI in 2015 but left in 2018 as the project turned towards profit-driven direction. Musk filed a lawsuit against OpenAI earlier this year. He accused it of straying from its original non-profit mission. However, OpenAI has dismissed the lawsuit.

Musk is once again positioning himself at the forefront of AI development with the new supercomputer project. He is aiming to push the boundaries of what is possible in the field. His “gigafactory of compute” may set a new standard for AI research and development. It may also intensifying the race among tech giants to lead the segment.

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