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Amazon unit partners with NVIDIA on GenNext AI infrastructure

LONDON, March 25, 2023

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced a multi-faceted collaboration with NVIDIA, a pioneer in accelerated computing, for building the world's most scalable, on-demand artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructure optimized for training increasingly complex large language models (LLMs) and developing generative AI applications.
An Amazon company, AWS said the collaboration will leverage next-generation Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) P5 instances powered by NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs and AWS’s state-of-the-art networking and scalability that will deliver up to 20 exaFLOPS of compute performance for building and training the largest deep learning models. 
P5 instances will be the first GPU-based instance to take advantage of AWS’s second-generation Elastic Fabric Adapter (EFA) networking, which provides 3,200 Gbps of low-latency, high bandwidth networking throughput, enabling customers to scale up to 20,000 H100 GPUs in EC2 UltraClusters for on-demand access to supercomputer-class performance for AI. 
Among globally known companies that leverage this technology is Pinterest, which is accelerating its product development and introducing new Empathetic AI-based experiences to their customers.
On its key partnership, CEO Adam Selipsky said it has teamed up with NVIDIA for more than 12 years to deliver large-scale, cost-effective GPU-based solutions on demand for various applications such as AI/ML, graphics, gaming, and HPC.
"AWS has unmatched experience delivering GPU-based instances that have pushed the scalability envelope with each successive generation, with many customers scaling machine learning training workloads to more than 10,000 GPUs today," noted Selipsky. 
"With second-generation EFA, customers will be able to scale their P5 instances to over 20,000 NVIDIA H100 GPUs, bringing supercomputer capabilities on demand to customers ranging from startups to large enterprises," he added.
NVIDIA Founder and CEO Jensen Huang pointed out that the arrival of accelerated computing and AI was timely. 
"As businesses strive to do more with less, accelerated computing provides step-function speedups while decreasing cost and power. The advent of generative AI has prompted businesses to reimagine their products and business models and become disruptors, rather than disrupted," stated Huang.
"AWS is a long-time partner and was the first cloud service provider to offer NVIDIA GPUs. We are thrilled to combine our expertise, scale, and reach to help customers harness accelerated computing and generative AI to engage the enormous opportunities ahead," he added.


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