G42 and Cerebras Unveil World’s Largest Supercomputer for AI Training

G42 and Cerebras Unveil World’s Largest Supercomputer for AI Training

G42 is the leading AI and cloud computing company in the UAE, driving large-scale digital transformation initiatives in the MENA region and beyond

G42, the UAE-based technology holding group, and Cerebras Systems, the pioneer in accelerating generative AI, today announced Condor Galaxy, a global network of nine interconnected AI supercomputers offering a new approach to AI compute that promises to significantly reduce AI model training time.

With a planned capacity of 36 exaFLOPs, this unprecedented supercomputing network will drive numerous commercial applications and AI breakthroughs. Condor Galaxy 1 (CG-1), a 4 exaFLOP, 54 million core, cloud-based AI supercomputer, is the first deployment of the network and already available for workload.

Cerebras and G42 are planning to deploy two more such supercomputers, CG-2 and CG-3, in the US by the end of the year.

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Talal Alkaissi, CEO of G42 Cloud, a subsidiary of G42 said: “Collaborating with Cerebras to rapidly deliver the world’s fastest AI training supercomputer and laying the foundation for interconnecting a constellation of these supercomputers across the world has been enormously exciting.

"This partnership brings together Cerebras’ extraordinary compute capability, together with G42’s multi-industry AI expertise.

"G42 and Cerebras’s shared vision is that Condor Galaxy will be used to address society’s most pressing challenges across healthcare, energy, climate action and more."

Located in Santa Clara, California, CG-1 has the capacity of 4 exaFLOPs and 54 million cores, with 64 Cerebras CS-2 systems linked together into a single, easy-to-use AI supercomputer.

Cerebras and G42 offer CG-1 as cloud service allowing customers to enjoy the performance of an AI supercomputer without having to manage or distribute models over physical systems.

CG-1 is the first time Cerebras has partnered not only to build a dedicated AI supercomputer but also to manage and operate it. CG-1 is designed to enable G42 and its cloud customers to train large, ground-breaking models quickly and easily, thereby accelerating innovation.

The Cerebras-G42 strategic partnership has already advanced state-of-the-art AI models in Arabic bilingual chat, healthcare and climate studies.

Andrew Feldman, CEO of Cerebras Systems said: “Delivering 4 exaFLOPs of AI compute at FP 16, CG-1 dramatically reduces AI training timelines while eliminating the pain of distributed compute.

“Many cloud companies have announced massive GPU clusters that cost billions of dollars to build, but that are extremely difficult to use. Distributing a single model over thousands of tiny GPUs takes months of time from dozens of people with rare expertise. CG-1 eliminates this challenge.

"Setting up a generative AI model takes minutes, not months and can be done by a single person. CG-1 is the first of three 4 exaFLOPs AI supercomputers to be deployed across the U.S.

"Over the next year, together with G42, we plan to expand this deployment and stand up a staggering 36 exaFLOPs of efficient, purpose-built AI compute.”

G42 is the leading AI and cloud computing company in the UAE, driving large-scale digital transformation initiatives in the MENA region and beyond. The UAE was the first nation to appoint a Minister for AI in their federal government.

This action was followed by massive investments, including the establishment of G42 research partner, Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), the first post-graduate university in the world focused entirely on AI.

Training large models requires massive amounts of compute, massive datasets, and specialized AI expertise. The G42 and Cerebras partnership delivers on all three of these elements.

By building and commercializing some of the largest AI supercomputers in production, the two companies are democratizing AI, enabling simple and easy access to the industry’s leading AI compute.

G42’s work with diverse datasets across healthcare, energy and environment will enable users of the systems to train new cutting-edge foundational models.

These models and derived applications have the potential to move humanity forward, making meaningful discoveries and breakthroughs.

Finally, Cerebras and G42 bring together a team of hardware engineers, data engineers, AI scientists, and industry specialists to deliver a full-service AI offering that combines AI and domain expertise to solve customers’ problems.

This combination of vast computing hardware, diverse data sets, and deep AI expertise will produce groundbreaking results and turbo charge hundreds of AI projects, globally.

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