Cerebras Systems, a leading provider of AI supercomputers, and G42, a technology company based in the United Arab Emirates, today announced a $100 million deal for the purchase of a Cerebras CS-2 system. The CS-2 is the world’s largest AI supercomputer, with 850,000 AI cores and 40GB of on-chip memory.
G42 plans to use the CS-2 system to accelerate its own AI research and development efforts. The company is also looking to make the system available to other customers in the Middle East and North Africa region.
“This deal is a major milestone for Cerebras and for the AI industry,” said Andrew Feldman, CEO of Cerebras Systems. “It demonstrates the growing demand for AI supercomputers and the leadership position that Cerebras has in this market.”
“We are excited to partner with Cerebras to accelerate our AI research and development efforts,” said Abdulla AlShamsi, CEO of G42. “The CS-2 system will provide us with the compute power and scale we need to tackle some of the world’s most complex AI problems.”
The CS-2 system is designed to accelerate a wide range of AI workloads, including natural language processing, image recognition, and drug discovery. It is also capable of handling large-scale simulations and training models that would be difficult or impossible to run on traditional supercomputers.
The deal between Cerebras and G42 is a sign of the growing importance of AI in the Middle East and North Africa region. The region is home to a number of large technology companies and research institutions that are working on AI-related projects. The CS-2 system will provide these companies and institutions with the compute power they need to accelerate their AI research and development efforts.
About Cerebras Systems
Cerebras Systems is a leading provider of AI supercomputers. The company’s products are designed to accelerate AI workloads, such as natural language processing, image recognition, and drug discovery. Cerebras is headquartered in San Jose, California.
G42 is a technology company based in the United Arab Emirates. The company provides a range of technology solutions, including AI, cloud computing, and cybersecurity. G42 is headquartered in Abu Dhabi.