Elon Musk’s xAI Plans to Build Massive Supercomputer for AI ChatbotxAI, Supercomputer

Elon Musk's AI startup xAI plans to build a supercomputer to power its next AI chatbot, Grok.

  • Elon Musk’s AI startup xAI plans to build a supercomputer to power its next AI chatbot, Grok.
  • The supercomputer will be at least four times larger than current GPU clusters and will use Nvidia’s H100 graphics processing units.
  • Musk aims to have the supercomputer up and running by fall 2025 and may partner with Oracle to develop it.

Elon Musk’s artificial intelligence startup xAI is planning to build a massive supercomputer to power its next AI chatbot, Grok. According to a report by The Information, Musk revealed the plans to investors, stating that the supercomputer will be at least four times larger than current GPU clusters.

The supercomputer will be built using Nvidia’s H100 graphics processing units, which dominate the data center chip market for AI. However, obtaining these chips can be challenging due to high demand. Musk founded xAI last year as a competitor to Microsoft-backed OpenAI and Alphabet’s Google.

Musk aims to have the supercomputer up and running by fall 2025 and may partner with Oracle to develop it. This move marks a significant investment in AI technology and could potentially put xAI at the forefront of AI innovation.

The planned supercomputer will be used to power the next version of Grok, xAI’s AI chatbot. Musk previously stated that training the Grok 2 model required around 20,000 Nvidia H100 GPUs, and the Grok 3 model and beyond will require even more, up to 100,000 chips.