NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD to Power US Government Generative AI

Nonprofit MITRE is advancing the White House executive order on AI with a system build-out that supports research and development in climate science, healthcare and cybersecurity.
by Meg King

In support of President Biden’s executive order on AI, the U.S. government will use an NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD to produce generative AI advances in climate science, healthcare and cybersecurity.

The executive order, issued in October, is aimed at ensuring U.S. leadership in AI and managing its risks. MITRE, a nonprofit organization that operates federally funded research and development centers, is implementing a new NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD system that will provide researchers and developers access to massive computing leaps.

The DGX SuperPOD will support MITRE’s Federal AI Sandbox, a platform to improve experimentation with next-generation, AI-enabled applications across federal government agencies.

“The recent executive order on AI encourages federal agencies to reduce barriers for AI adoptions, but agencies often lack the computing environment necessary for experimentation and prototyping,” said Charles Clancy, senior vice president and chief technology officer at MITRE. “Our new Federal AI Sandbox will help level the playing field, making the high-quality compute power needed to train and test custom AI solutions available to any agency.”

The Federal AI Sandbox will deliver federal agencies the computing gains needed to train large language models and other generative AI tools to develop cutting-edge applications.

The NVIDIA DGX SuperPOD powering the sandbox is capable of an exaFLOP of AI performance to enable researchers and developers to train and deploy custom LLMs and other AI solutions at scale.

“MITRE’s purchase of a DGX SuperPOD will help turbocharge the U.S. federal government’s development of its AI initiatives,” said Anthony Robbins, vice president of public sector at NVIDIA. “AI has enormous potential to improve government services for citizens and solve big challenges, like transportation and cybersecurity.”

The supercomputing initiative comes as the White House recently unveiled plans, which include NVIDIA, for a $110 million partnership to help universities teach AI skills.