Jensen Huang of Nvidia sends an AI feeler to India

By Consultants Review Team Wednesday, 20 March 2024

According to reports, Jensen Huang, the CEO of Nvidia, is eager to support India's plans to expand its AI supercomputing infrastructure for businesses, academics, universities, and startups. In an interview with Moneycontrol, Huang stated that he would be prepared to share his "thoughts, if India is buying GPUs for AI". 

Supercomputing capability, consisting of more than 10,000 GPUs (graphics processing units), would be made accessible to diverse stakeholders for the creation of an AI ecosystem as part of India's AI goal. Huang stated on the website that he was "open for business" and that his company was interested in the AI GPUs.

The Blackwell processor design is a new offering from Nvidia. The firm said at its GTC conference in San Jose, California, that it is several times faster at processing the models that drive artificial intelligence. 

The expansion has also caused Nvidia's value to skyrocket. It is the only semiconductor company overall, after only Apple and Microsoft, to have a market valuation of more than $2 trillion. 

The most sophisticated CPUs available are from Nvidia, which is necessary for developing software like Microsoft Corp.'s GitHub Copilot and OpenAI's ChatGPT, as well as for training big language models.

Huang is in favor of demand. A research by Spherical Insights & Consulting projects that the global AI industry would reach over $2 trillion by 2032, up from $168.5 billion in 2022. Bloomberg was informed by Sanford C. Bernstein analyst Stacy Rasgon that "this is a gold rush."

"AI is still in its infancy, but businesses can't get enough of this stuff.”

India is the focus of particular attention. Huang told Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their September meeting that he would give national data center operators' requests top priority. Huang stated at the time, "You have the talent, you have the data." "One of the biggest AI markets in the world is going to be this one."

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