Meta ramps up AI efforts by building chip arsenal, consolidating teams
Meta, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Thursday that the company was bringing its AI research team "closer together" with a more business-focused generative AI team launched last year, doubling down on a push to get the technology into products. The social media giant was building out its infrastructure to accommodate the push and planned to have about 350,000 H100 GPUs (graphics processing units) from chip designer Nvidia by the end of the year, Zuckerberg said in posts on Meta's Instagram and Threads platforms. In combination with equivalent chips from other suppliers, Meta will have about 600,000 total GPUs by the end of the year, he said. That amount would make Meta's system, once finished, among the largest in the technology industry.