Nvida said tuesday that it has teamed up with the University of Florida to build the world’s fastest higher education artificial intelligence (AI) supercomputer. The $70 million project includes $25 million in hardware, software and training services from Nvida to the University of Florida.
The University of Florida and its alumnus and Co-founder of NVI will invest $45m.
In addition, the university will use Nvida chips to enhance its existing supercomputer, HiPerGator, and be operational in early 2021.
Nvito has long been seen as a supplier of PC graphics chips that make video games look more realistic. But today, researchers are using Nvida chips in data centers to speed up the training of artificial intelligence calculations such as computer-recognized images.