Man, I just heard about how OpenAI is dropping $51 million into AI acceleration hardware from Rain AI. These guys are all about that algorithm/hardware co-design when it comes to artificial intelligence. They’re taking a full stack approach where the code is optimized for the hardware and vice versa. But here’s the thing – NVIDIA, the big dog in consumer graphics hardware, is also making big moves in the AI hardware game. They’ve got this GH200 AI superchip that’s making waves.
But what sets Rain AI apart from NVIDIA is their focus on the Digital In-Memory Computing (D-IMC) paradigm. They’re all about optimizing inefficiencies in AI processing, data movement, and storage. Their cores are scalable and support training and inference, and when combined with their quantization algorithms, they maintain FP32 accuracy.
In other AI news, OpenAI is also dropping $51 million USD on AI chips from Rain Neuromorphics. And get this, this firm raised $25 million last year to start building chips to accelerate all of the world’s AI efforts. This is some big stuff, man. Can’t wait to see what happens next.