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Meta Selects Missouri For New $800M Hyperscale Renewable Energy Data Center

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 24, 2022 — Meta, formerly known as the Facebook company, is building its newest hyperscale data center in Kansas City, Missouri. The company made the announcement earlier today. The new data center is the first of its kind in Missouri. Meta is investing more than $800 million and supporting up to 100 jobs […]

Meta Announces AI Research SuperCluster: 16,000 GPUs, 1 Exabyte of Storage, 5 ExaFLOPS of Compute

Meta, formerly Facebook, announced it has designed and built what it calls the AI Research SuperCluster (RSC), “the fastest AI supercomputers running today and will be the fastest AI supercomputer in the world when it’s fully built out in mid-2022” delivering nearly 5 exaFLOPS, the company said in a blog announcing the system. “Once we […]

Meta Picks AWS as Strategic AI Cloud Provider

Amazon Web Services has announced that Meta (formerly Facebook) has deepened its relationship with AWS as a strategic cloud provider, using AWS’s cloud infrastructure to complement its on-premises infrastructure, and will broaden its use of AWS compute, storage, databases, and security services for scale in the cloud. Meta said it will run third-party collaborations in […]

@HPCpodcast: Will the Metaverse Hit Next-Big-Thing Status?

Is the metaverse really real? Sorry – it’s not real, though uber virtual realism is a big part of its promise. But will it be the next phase of the internet, the next big market opportunity in tech, HPC-AI included (as Nvidia asserts)? Ultimately, will it enable us to escape this world and enter a […]