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YTL Energy Worldwide Berhad (YTL) introduced a collaboration with tech large Nvidia to construct AI infrastructure that can carry the quickest supercomputers to Malaysia by the center of 2024.
The announcement was made at the moment at a gathering between the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang.
“Jensen (Huang) expressed his willingness to assist this need and knowledgeable Nvidia that it agreed to assist develop the AI ecosystem in Malaysia by assist within the building of a centre of excellence to facilitate AI studying and analysis, along with the creation of Malaysia’s personal AI Cloud system,” Anwar mentioned in a press release after the assembly at the moment.
Additionally current had been Minister of Funding, Commerce and Business (Miti) Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz and Managing Director of YTL Energy Worldwide Berhad Datuk Yeoh Seok Hong.
The partnership to construct an AI information centre entails an funding of RM20 billion of which has already began by YTL for the the newest H100-powered supercomputer in an effort to create an AI Cloud system primarily based in Malaysia.
“Nvidia’’s determination to spend money on Malaysia is a transparent sign that overseas traders, particularly the world’s know-how giants, proceed to make Malaysia a most popular funding vacation spot within the area.
“Earlier than heading dwelling, Jensen joked with me that at the moment he lastly received to satisfy the ‘Prime Minister of ‘AI’,” mentioned Anwar referring to his initials.
In the meantime, YTL mentioned the AI infrastructure might be hosted within the YTL Inexperienced Information Middle Park in Kulai, Johor, a 500 MW facility developed by YTL that might be uniquely powered by an equal quantity of on-site photo voltaic vitality
YTL Communications Sdn Bhd, the telecommunications subsidiary of YTL, will personal and handle the AI infrastructure that can present AI computing providers to the nation. YTL Communications owns and operates a nationwide cellular community and was the primary to supply 4G and 5G providers within the nation below its “Sure” model.
The AI infrastructure will present the inspiration for scientific analysis and the event of options and purposes that can speed up Malaysia’s progress in direction of turning into an AI nation.
“This collaboration with NVIDIA comes at an opportune time. Within the 12 months for the reason that launch of ChatGPT, we have now seen how AI is altering the way in which we work, reside, and study.
“Having our personal supercomputing infrastructure and the power to coach expertise domestically will speed up Malaysia’s development in direction of being a prime AI nation. This would be the basis for a digital financial system powered by revolutionary options and purposes constructed on our very personal sovereign LLM,” mentioned Yeoh in one other assertion.