MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — The data storage company Pure Storage is working with Meta on Meta’s AI supercomputer.
Meta selected Pure as it needed a storage partner that can deliver “robust and scalable storage capabilities” to power the AI Research SuperCluster (RSC), according to Pure Storage last month.
Meta believes RSC will be the fastest AI supercomputer in the world.
RSC will have the storage performance to “rapidly analyze” both structured and unstructured data with Pure’s FlashArray and FlashBlade storage hardware.
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RSC is helping Meta’s artificial intelligence (AI) researchers in several key ways: to build AI models that can learn from “trillions of examples”; work across hundreds of languages; analyze text, images, and video together; and develop augmented reality (AR) tools.
RSC will “pave the way” toward building technologies for Meta in the metaverse, where AI-driven applications and products will play an important role.
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Pure Storage is a long-time technology provider for Meta, helping to design the first generation of Meta’s AI research infrastructure in 2017.
“The technologies powering the metaverse will require massively powerful computing solutions capable of instantly analyzing ever increasing amounts of data,” said Rob Lee, CTO, Pure Storage.
“Meta’s RSC is a breakthrough in supercomputing that will lead to new technologies and customer experiences enabled by AI.
Lee said Pure is “thrilled to be a part of this project” and looks forward to “seeing the progress Meta’s AI researchers will make.”