Meta unveils new Ki platform with Grand Teton

Meta unveils new Ki platform with Grand Teton

19. October 2022 0 By Horst Buchwald

Meta unveils new Ki platform with Grand Teton

San Francisco, 10/19/2022

Meta has unveiled Grand Teton, a new-generation data center platform for large-scale AI workloads. Meta is providing the GPU-powered hardware for ML and AI inference to the Open Compute Project (OCP) community.

According to Meta, Grand Teton has more network bandwidth, memory and compute capacity than the previous generation Zion platform. While Zion-EX had multiple connected subsystems, Grand Teton combines them into a single hardware chassis.

The new system is designed to handle content understanding and other compute-intensive workloads, as well as deep learning recommendation models and other memory bandwidth-bound workloads.

Nvidia was involved in the development of Grand Teton – which uses Nvidia’s H100 Tensor Core GPUs.

Background: The Open Compute Project was started in 2009 at Facebook, now Meta, as an internal project called Project Freedom. The OCP organization, officially announced in 2011, shares product designs and best practices for data centers between different companies. Facebook was a founding member.

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