Malaysian utility firm YTL Power International Bhd and US’s technology giant NVIDIA are partnering to establish state-of-the-art AI infrastructure in Malaysia. This initiative seeks to introduce the country’s fastest supercomputers by the middle of 2024. The collaboration is in line with Malaysia’s New Industrial Master Plan 2030, which aims to boost economic complexity and position the nation as a leading destination for high-tech investments and elevated income levels.
YTL’s deployment includes NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs for powering advanced AI data centers, and the use of NVIDIA AI Enterprise software to streamline AI production. The infrastructure will be hosted in the YTL Green Data Center Park in Kulai, Johor state, a 500 MW facility powered by on-site solar energy. YTL Communications, the telecommunications subsidiary, will manage the AI infrastructure, providing AI computing services to the nation and creating AI-specific applications for its customers.
This collaboration signifies a chief moment for Malaysia’s AI development, fostering innovation, scientific research, and the creation of solutions and applications that will contribute to Malaysia’s progress in becoming an AI-driven nation. The YTL Group aims to leverage its experience in infrastructure development to rapidly roll out AI data centers, with the first phase expected to be operational by mid-2024.
(Sources: The Business Times; Digital News Asia)