DigiTimes picked up news that NVIDIA is collaborating with Taiwanese hardware makers to create an artificial intelligence (AI) alliance. The site outlines ongoing partnerships with both Gigabyte and Leadtek Research.
NVIDIA reportedly taps Gigabyte for the design and production of whole-rack servers and motherboards. The deal with Leadtek on the other hand involves the nurturing of AI development talent:
Gigabyte has a tight partnership with Nvidia in the AI area and is responsible for the design and manufacturing of related whole-rack servers and motherboards. The business currently contributes 15-20% of the Gigabyte's overall revenues and sales from the product line are also expected to grow 30% on year in 2018, the paper said.
Meanwhile, Nvidia has also partnered with Leadtek to push Deep Learning Institute (DLI) to nurture talent for AI development, added the paper.
Shipments of GPUs for the AI market are still relatively small versus the gaming market, but NVIDIA and others expect these sales will grow rapidly the coming years.