IIT-Jodhpur Inks Pack with NVIDIA to Set up India’s Largest AI Supercomputer

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NVIDIA would support IIT-Jodhpur in operating the super computer for three years through various technical workshops

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The Indian Institute of Technology-Jodhpur (IIT-Jodhpur) has signed an MoU with NVIDIA – a US-based graphics processing unit (GPU) manufacturer – to install NVidia DGX-2, a state-of-the-art machine with 512 GB of GPU memory and an enterprise grade AI infrastructure.

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This would be India’s largest Artificial Intelligence (AI) Super computer, Hindustan Times reported.

Santanu Chaudhury, Director of IIT-Jodhpur, informed that the AI Super computer would be utilised for solving various national technological challenges related to infrastructure (Tele Communication, Smart Cities), healthcare, scientific research & development, agriculture and education, among others.

The agreement to continue for three years

NVIDIA would support the institute in operating the super computer for three years through various technical workshops, he told the daily.

The Institute also plans to extend this facility to industries and nearby academic institutions to promote activities related to scientific and technological research.

The super computer would help IIT-Jodhpur collaborate with other global leading universities and research organisations, Santanu added.

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