The government-formed working groups on artificial intelligence (AI) have recommended setting up a three-tier compute infrastructure comprising 24,500 graphics processing units (GPUs).

The report released by Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, has recommended establishing best-in-class AI compute infrastructure at five locations with 3,000 AI Peta floating-point operations per second (PetaFLOPS) computing power, which is a 15 fold increase in capacity over the highest capacity currently installed.

The groups suggested setting up an inference farm with 2,500 AI PF and edge compute with 500 AI PF systems. The interference farm hosts AI applications that use AI technologies to solve real-time problems or derive solutions.

Further, the working groups recommended implementing a three-tier model to establish India’s AI compute infrastructure for high-end compute, mid-range compute, and edge compute, which includes GPU processors currently used in gaming devices or for accessing any high-resolution multimedia applications.