Two of the major conglomerates in India, i.e., Reliance and Tata, have signed partnership deals with US-based chip giant Nvidia for establishing AI (artificial intelligence) infrastructure in India. The partnerships have been touted by the company as transformative for India and will facilitate "embracing AI on an enormous scale.
The AI race is in full steam as it is transforming industries and daily life. As we embrace and come closer to the digital world, sources of new data will be piling up every second. GPUs have the tendency to process many pieces of data simultaneously, making them useful for machine learning, video editing, and gaming applications. Since Nvidia dominates the global GPU market, data centers worldwide are shifting to GPUs for analytics, simulation, and modelling workloads and computing to build energy-efficient infrastructure to support the exponential demand for generative AI.
NVIDIA and Reliance Industries announced on the last trading session of week that they have collaborated to develop India’s own large language model trained on the nation’s diverse languages and tailored for generative AI applications to serve the world’s most populous nation. Reliance Jio Infocomm, Reliance Industries' telecom arm, is launching an AI infrastructure powered by NVIDIA to serve India's vast potential. The infrastructure will create AI applications and services for 450 million Jio customers and provide energy-efficient AI infrastructure to scientists, developers, and startups across India. The AI will help rural farmers access weather information, diagnose medical symptoms, and predict cyclonic storms using atmospheric data. The infrastructure will be hosted in AI-ready computing data centers, which will expand to 2,000 MW. Jio will manage the execution and implementation of the AI infrastructure. The collaboration with NVIDIA aligns with Reliance's strategy of providing a comprehensive digital, cloud, and networking platform for both consumers and business customers.
MD and Chiarman of Reliance Industries, Mukesh Ambani, says, "As India advances from a country of data proliferation to creating technology infrastructure for widespread and accelerated growth, computing and technology super centers like the one we envisage with NVIDIA will provide the catalytic growth just like Jio did to our nation’s digital march".
US chipmaker Nvidia has partnered with Tata Group to develop artificial intelligence-based solutions and computing infrastructure. The partnership will also involve the creation of an AI supercomputer powered by the next-generation Nvidia GH200 Grace Hopper super chip. The collaboration will help Tata Group companies catalyze AI-led transformation, including manufacturing and consumer businesses. The deal will involve NVidia working with Tata Motors to deploy AI across design, styling, engineering, simulation testing, and autonomous vehicle capabilities. Tata Communications will help build AI infrastructure, while TCS will use Nvidia's AI infrastructure to build and process generative AI applications and upskill its workforce. The collaboration will democratize access to AI infrastructure, accelerate the build-out of AI solutions, and enable the upgradation of AI talent at scale.