Dell and Super Micro team up for xAI supercomputer

  • Dell Technologies and Super Micro Computer are selected by Elon Musk for supplying server racks to xAI’s supercomputer project.
  • Dell will handle assembly of half the racks, while Super Micro (SMC) will manage the other half, showcasing a strategic partnership to enhance xAI’s computational capabilities.

This news shows that the cooperation between Dell Technologies and Super Micro Computer to provide service racks for the xAI supercomputer project is an important strategic partnership. This cooperation not only strengthens the computing power infrastructure, but also highlights the importance of cross-industry and cross-professional knowledge cooperation to promote the development of artificial intelligence technology.

–Sissy Li, BTW reporter

What happened

Elon Musk announced on social media platform X that Dell Technologies and Super Micro Computer will be providing server racks for xAI’s supercomputer. Musk mentioned that Dell is responsible for assembling half of the racks, while Super Micro (referred to as “SMC” by Musk) will handle the other half. This partnership indicates a significant collaboration between these companies and xAI, Elon Musk’s artificial intelligence startup, in the development of their supercomputer infrastructure.

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Why it’s important

Dell Technology Group and Ultramicrocomputer Company are both renowned for their professional knowledge in the field of service hardware, ensuring that xAI’s ultra-computers are equipped with high-quality, flexible infrastructure to meet the demanding requirements of artificial intelligence and computing tasks, especially For ultra-computer requirements. As research and development of artificial intelligence demands powerful computing power and expandability, Dell and ultra-micro service platforms aim to provide high performance and ensure xAI can efficiently and effectively process large amounts of data. The cooperation with established technology giants such as Dell and Supermicro is extremely advantageous. This announcement by xAI has gained the support of industry leaders, who have trusted its business vision and technology path, and may attract more investment and partnerships.

IBM, NVIDIA and Mellanox have collaborated to create the Summit supercomputer, which was judged to be the world’s most powerful supercomputer in 2018. IBM provides POWER9 processors, NVIDIA provides GPUs (graphical processing units), and Mellanox provides high-speed interconnected technologies. This time, they have joined forces to integrate processing power, specialised knowledge in graphic processing and data transfer technologies, and built a line-of-business AI and scientific computing. An advanced and optimised supercomputer.

These example demonstrate how collaboration between hardware manufacturers, technology providers, and research institutions can help develop cutting-edge ultra-computers that support artificial intelligence and other high-performance computing applications. Each collaboration brings together specialised knowledge such as computational capabilities, data processing, and system integration.


Sissy Li

Sissy Li, a news reporter at BTW media dedicated in Fintech and Blockchain. She graduated from Macau University of Technology and Science. Send tips to

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