Yotta and NVIDIA join forces to drive India’s AI transformation
Wed 6 Dec 2023
Yotta Data Services has announced a collaboration with NVIDIA to revolutionise India’s AI landscape through access to advanced GPU computing infrastructure.
The collaboration marks the launch of Shakti Cloud, India’s most powerful supercomputer boasting 16 Exaflops of AI computing power. Shakti Cloud is powered by by NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs.
Yotta’s ambitious plan involves deploying 4,096 NVIDIA GPUs by January 2024, scaling up to 16,384 by June 2024, and further doubling this capacity by the end of 2025. The first deployment of 16,384 GPUs will be at NM1 in Navi Mumbai, followed by a similar deployment at D1, Yotta’s largest hyperscale data centre near Delhi.
This expansion will cater to the soaring demand for high-performance GPUs essential for HPC and AI workloads.
Darshan Hiranandani, Co-founder and Chairman of Yotta, and Sunil Gupta, Co-founder and CEO, said: “We are excited to embark on this journey, leveraging our scalable cloud and data centre infrastructure and NVIDIA’s cutting-edge GPU technology to empower Indian businesses, governments, startups, and researchers.”
This collaboration sees Yotta becoming the first NVIDIA Partner Network cloud partner in India. The partnership also includes deploying an NVIDIA-powered reference architecture, incorporating NVIDIA InfiniBand networking.
Yotta’s Shakti Cloud AI platform will initially offer various Platform-as-a-Service solutions, including foundational AI models and applications.
Jay Puri, NVIDIA’s Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations, said: “India has emerged as a vibrant hub for technological innovation and digital transformation. Our collaboration with Yotta will help open up access to the specialised infrastructure that makes AI possible at scale and bring GPU capabilities to customers in India.”
This strategic partnership comes at a pivotal moment, aligning with India’s surging AI adoption, expected to grow at over 20% annually to reach £11.1 billion ($14 billion) by 2030. The Indian gaming industry, heavily reliant on GPU computing, is also predicted to grow exponentially.