AI startup Cerebras built a gargantuan AI computer for Abu Dhabi's G42 with 27 million AI 'cores'

AI startup Cerebras built a gargantuan AI computer for Abu Dhabi's G42 with 27 million AI 'cores'

– The partnership is worth over a hundred million dollars initially, with plans to expand to hundreds of millions of dollars through multiple stages of development.

– The Condor Galaxy, initially named CG-1, comprises 32 special-purpose AI computers called CS-2, with a total of 27 million compute cores, 41 terabytes of memory, and 194 trillion bits per second of bandwidth.

– The machine operates at 2 exa-flops, enabling the processing of a billion billion floating-point operations per second.

– Cerebras previously stunned the world with the unveiling of the WSE-2 chip, powering the CS-2 machines, in 2019.

– The partnership with G42 will scale through version CG-9, resulting in a constellation of nine interconnected systems, providing a total capacity of 36 exa-flops.

– Cerebras will operate the machine for G42, leading to multiple avenues of revenue, including direct sales and cloud AI computing services.

– The Condor Galaxy aims to address challenges in healthcare, energy, climate action, and more.

– G42 is a global conglomerate with a significant presence in genomics sequencing and AI applications.

– Cerebras's technology allows for scalability without significantly increasing the amount of code required for larger neural network models.

– The project represents an attempt to achieve qualitatively different results by scaling up from the largest chip to the largest clustered systems.