Nvidia Corp. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google Cloud Platform have announced an expansion of their partnership aimed at supporting the growth of artificial intelligence (AI) and large language models. The collaboration, introduced during a fireside chat with GCP Chief Executive Thomas Kurian and Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang at Alphabet’s Google Cloud Next event, builds on Nvidia’s technology previously utilized by Google’s DeepMind and research teams.
Google’s PaxML large language model framework now leverages Nvidia’s H100 and A100 graphics processing units, providing immediate availability for users. Additionally, Google Cloud will be among the first to gain access to Nvidia’s next-generation DGX GH200 AI supercomputer powered by the innovative Grace Hopper superchip.
Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang expressed enthusiasm about the expanded collaboration, stating, “Our partnership with Google Cloud will empower developers to accelerate their work with infrastructure, software, and services that enhance energy efficiency and reduce costs.” This announcement comes on the heels of Nvidia’s recent impressive performance in the data center market, where it exceeded Wall Street’s expectations with over $2 billion in sales driven by high demand for AI technology.
The news has already had a positive impact on both Nvidia and Alphabet’s stock prices. Nvidia shares rose by 4% in recent activity, while Alphabet shares experienced a 2.5% increase, compared to the S&P 500 index’s 1.2% rise. This partnership expansion marks an exciting development in the ongoing evolution of AI and its applications in various industries.