Foxconn, a Taiwanese contract manufacturer, and Nvidia are working together to construct artificial intelligence (AI) data centres that use the latter's software and chips. "Foxconn will integrate Nvidia technology to develop a new class of data centres powering a wide range of applications, including digitalization of manufacturing and inspection workflows, development of AI-powered electric vehicle and robotics platforms, and a growing number of language-based generative AI services", the AI chip giant announced.
The partnership begins with the construction of AI factories, a GPU computing infrastructure from Nvidia designed specifically for processing, enhancing, and converting massive amounts of data into valuable AI models and tokens. This platform is based on Nvidia's accelerated computing platform, which includes the most recent Nvidia GH200 Grace Hopper Superchip and Nvidia AI Enterprise software.
The fact that Foxconn and Nvidia are constructing these factories together is crucial. According to Foxconn Chairman and CEO Young Liu, "We will be assisting the entire industry in moving much more quickly into the new AI-era. The creation of intelligence has become a new sort of manufacturing. And the factories that make it are data centres, according to Huang. The biggest manufacturer in the world, Foxconn, has the capacity and know-how to establish AI factories all over the world. We are thrilled to broaden our ten-year collaboration with Foxconn in order to speed up the AI industrial revolution.
Nvidia HGX reference designs, which include eight Nvidia H100 Tensor Core GPUs per system, Nvidia GH200 Superchips, Nvidia OVX reference designs, and Nvidia networking are anticipated to be used by Foxconn. According to the chipmaker, these technologies might enable Foxconn's clients to offer generative AI services and employ simulation to hasten the training of autonomous machines, such as industrial robots and self-driving automobiles.
In order to fulfil the demanding production and quality standards of the electronics sector, the contract manufacturer is also considering building its own Nvidia technology-driven AI factories. These factories will draw on the Nvidia Omniverse platform as well as the Isaac and Metropolis frameworks. "An AI factory with these Nvidia platforms can give Foxconn the ability to accomplish AI training and inference, enhance factory workflows, and run simulations in the virtual world before deployment in the physical world", stated Nvidia in a statement.