Singtel to introduce GPU-as-a-Service powered by Nvidia accelerated computing

  • Singtel's GPUaaS will run on Nvidia H100 Tensor Core GPU clusters
  • Enterprises can use available computing power to accelerate AI development

Singtel to introduce GPU-as-a-Service powered by Nvidia accelerated computing

Singtel announced the launch of its GPU-as-a-Service (GPUaaS) in Singapore and Southeast Asia in the third quarter of this year, providing enterprises access to Nvidia’s AI computing power for driving greater efficiencies to accelerate growth and innovation.

At launch, Singtel’s GPUaaS will be powered by Nvidia H100 Tensor Core GPU-powered clusters that are operated in existing upgraded data centres in Singapore. In addition to Nvidia H100 GPUs, Singtel also claims to be among the first to deploy Nvidia’s next-generation GB200 Grace Blackwell Superchips, offering 30X faster real-time large language model inference than its predecessor.

The telco also stated that it will be one of the first Nvidia Partner Network Cloud Partners to receive them early next year. This, it said, will give enterprise customers options of different types of accelerators for their advanced computing and AI needs. 

The GPUaaS will then be expanded to run in three new sustainable, hyper- connected, high-density AI data centres by Singtel’s regional data centre business Nxera in Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia when they begin operations. Additionally, Singtel will be deploying more than 100MW of these next-generation sustainable AI-ready data centres through Nxera within the next three years. Singtel to introduce GPU-as-a-Service powered by Nvidia accelerated computing

Bill Chang (pic), CEO of Singtel’s Digital InfraCo unit and Nxera regional data centre business, said, “We are seeing keen interest from the private and public sectors which are raring to deploy AI at scale quickly and cost-effectively. Our GPUaaS will run in AI-ready data centres specifically tailored for intense compute environments with purpose-built liquid-cooling technologies for maximum efficiency and lowest PUE, giving them the flexibility to deploy AI without having to invest and manage expensive data centre infrastructure.”

He added that enterprises of all sizes will be able to harness the full potential of AI through readily available compute power to accelerate their development of generative AI, large language models and other AI workloads. 

“Our next-generation digital infrastructure, which comprises AI data centres, fixed networks, 5G network with patented Paragon orchestration platform and GPUaaS, will help support Singapore’s AI ambitions and stand as a digital and AI hub, while also supporting digital transformation in the region,” Chang said.

Ronnie Vasishta, senior vice president of Telecom at Nvidia, said, “By leveraging Nvidia’s accelerated computing platform, enterprises can transform their operations with AI. Singtel’s GPU-as-a-Service offering, powered by Nvidia, will help businesses across the Southeast Asia region to unlock the many efficiencies AI brings.”

 

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