YTL, NVIDIA to build AI infrastructure, bring fastest supercomputers to Malaysia by mid-2024

From left: YTL Power International Bhd managing director Datuk Yeoh Seok Hong, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, NVIDIA Corp founder and chief executive officer Jensen Huang and Investment, Trade and Industry Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz.

KUALA LUMPUR: YTL Power International Bhd (YTL) has announced a collaboration with US multinational technology company NVIDIA Corp to build artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructure that will bring the fastest supercomputers to Malaysia by the middle of 2024.

In a statement today, YTL said it will deploy Nvidia H100 Tensor Core GPUs, which power today’s most advanced AI data centres, and use Nvidia AI Enterprise software to streamline production AI.

This announcement was made following a meeting between Nvidia founder and chief executive officer Jensen Huang and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim today.

Also present at the meeting was Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz and YTL managing director Datuk Yeoh Seok Hong.

Tengku Zafrul, speaking after the meeting, said, "We welcome partnerships such as the one between YTL and Nvidia, exactly the kind of strategic collaborations targeted by our New Industrial Master Plan 2030 (NIMP 2030).”

"By offering supercomputing cloud services and leveraging AI to power innovations, such partnerships enhance our economic complexity, paving the way for us to become a high technology and high-income nation while further positioning Malaysia as a top investment destination.”

YTL said the Nvidia AI Enterprise software suite includes Nvidia NeMo, an end-to-end, cloud-native framework for building, customising, and deploying generative AI models from anywhere.

"The Nvidia H100 Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) deliver industry-leading generative AI and can speed up large language models (LLMs) by an incredible 30X compared with the previous-generation GPUs,” it said.

The AI infrastructure will be hosted in the YTL Green Data Center Park in Kulai, Johor, a 500 MW facility developed by YTL, while YTL Communications Sdn Bhd, the telecommunications subsidiary of YTL, will own and manage the AI infrastructure that will provide AI computing services to the nation.

YTL Communications owns and operates a national mobile network and was the first to offer 4G and 5G services in the country under its "Yes” brand. - Bernama

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