By Gina Rullo
Yotta Data Services partnered with NVIDIA to deliver GPU computing infrastructure and platforms for its Shakti Cloud platform. The collaboration will advance the development of AI solutions in India by bringing state-of-the-art AI capabilities within reach of numerous organizations, businesses, AI researchers, and many startups nationwide.
“India has emerged as a vibrant hub for technological innovation and digital transformation,” said Jay Puri, EVP of Worldwide Field Operations for NVIDIA. “Our collaboration with Yotta will help open up access to the specialized infrastructure that makes AI possible at scale and bring GPU capabilities to customers in India, accelerating advancements in AI and fostering innovation across industries.”
With this offering, Yotta customers can train large language models (LLMs) and other AI workloads serving the growing needs of Indian, Asian, and broader global markets.
Yotta has already placed a large order for NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs, a GPU for AI and HPC workloads, and plans to go operational with 4096 GPUs by January 2024 and 16,384 GPUs by June 2024.
With complete support from NVIDIA and a shared vision to develop India’s sovereign AI landscape, Yotta plans to massively scale up its GPU stable to 32,768 by the end of 2025. This will directly address the massive demand for high-performance GPUs by research labs, enterprises, and startups for HPC and AI workloads.
With this collaboration, Yotta became India's first NVIDIA Partner Network cloud partner (NCP) and joined the global NCP list as an Elite Partner.
Yotta is deploying an NVIDIA-powered reference architecture with NVIDIA InfiniBand networking that will allow GPU clusters to deliver great performance at scale for ample AI training and inferencing workloads and HPC workloads.
Yotta’s Shakti Cloud AI platform will include various PaaS services, including foundational AI models and applications to help Indian enterprises create powerful AI tools and products.
Yotta will deploy the first cluster of 16,384 GPUs at NM1, Yotta’s Asia’s largest Uptime Tier-IV data center in Navi Mumbai. Next, Yotta will deploy a group of similar size at D1, Yotta’s newest and largest hyperscale data center in Greater Noida near Delhi.
This collaboration comes at a moment of phenomenal growth in India’s AI adoption efforts, with the country becoming a hub for research, online gaming, and digital content creation. AI adoption in India is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of more than 20 percent and reach $14 billion by 2030. The Indian gaming industry is expected to reach $5 billion by 2025. All these industries rely heavily on GPU computing to meet anticipated customer demands.
“Yotta aims to accelerate innovation and transform industries across India, delivering the power of NVIDIA GPUs as a service to drive growth, efficiency, and excellence,” said Darshan Hiranandani, co-founder and Chairman of Yotta, and Sunil Gupta, co-founder and CEO of Yotta, in a joint statement. “This collaborative work represents a significant milestone in our journey, and we are excited about the endless possibilities it holds for our customers and India as a whole. We are also thankful for the continuing support of the Ministry of Information Technology and Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh governments for making this a reality.”
Gina Rullo is a freelance writer.
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