Together AI and Applied Digital — Advancing the frontiers of AI

In an era defined by rapid technological evolution, the marriage of artificial intelligence (AI) and high-capacity digital infrastructure stands as the pivotal frontier of technology today. While it may seem a bit counterintuitive, out-innovating the competition will actually require strategic collaborations.

Innovation in AI is happening at a massive scale and speed, so much so that the largest companies in the world are working closely together to keep pace. In that spirit, Applied Digital Corporation was pleased to recently announce that it is working in a strategic partnership with Together AI.

This collaboration signifies a leap forward in accelerating the frontiers of AI, as Applied Digital’s expertise in high-performance computing infrastructure and digital transformation initiatives seamlessly integrates with the Together AI platform. More than just joining forces, it’s a synergy of strengths to address the pressing needs of the digital era. The mission is urgent because technological advancement waits for no one. Access to high-performance compute clusters with enterprise security and resilience are real engineering challenges that few companies have the experience and skill to overcome.

Already Ready

When it comes to power and infrastructure, Applied Digital builds with the end in mind. Through a combination of distributed HPC Campuses and large-scale AI training centers, Applied Digital brings to the table a wealth of technological infrastructure tailored to meet the demands of today’s AI always-experimenting, always-learning, and always-innovating landscape. With a focus on scalability and performance, Applied Digital’s data centers serve as the backbone for AI applications, providing the capacity and flexibility needed to fuel the exponential growth of today’s most forward-thinking enterprises. Applied Digital has made a science of capturing stranded power introducing a paradigm shift in resource optimization, ensuring the power-hungry demands of AI are met sustainably and efficiently. The Applied Digital culture is one of experimentation and fearless innovation. The successful deployment of thousands of H100s signifies a commitment to delivering tangible results and driving real-world impact.

Together AI has built a leading platform for open-source and independently developed AI systems. The cost to develop and operate generative AI applications is orders of magnitude more expensive than applications of the past decade. And the pace of innovation in how to run and optimize these applications is incredible, with new models and research published every week. Together AI has built a leading research lab focused on AI acceleration, and systems to rapidly bring innovations from research to production with enterprise-grade reliability. This provides the highest performance and efficiency for training and running generative AI applications at production scale.

Innovation Knows No Bounds When Collaboration is at its Core

“As we embark on this journey, we recognize that innovation is not a solitary pursuit. It’s about collaboration, synergy, and collective action. Our partnership with Together AI exemplifies this ethos, as we work together to push the boundaries of AI and shape the future of technology.” – Michael Maniscalco, Chief Technology Officer

Shared vision and complementary strengths validate the importance of collective action in driving technological advancement. Forward progress requires a focus on breaking barriers and redefining what’s possible with AI. Together, we provide the much-needed enterprise infrastructure and leverage our combined resources to push the boundaries of democratizing access to supercomputing power. Our progress towards enterprise readiness is significant, offering scalable solutions that meet the diverse needs of businesses worldwide. By bringing together diverse perspectives and expertise, we foster an environment where groundbreaking ideas flourish, and transformative solutions emerge. From addressing ethical implications to maximizing societal impact, our joint efforts are guided by a shared vision of a future where technology serves the greater good.

The importance of innovation for economic growth cannot be overstated. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that communities prosper the most from making technological progress, not just accumulating wealth or increasing populations. Applied Digital regularly finds and revitalizes rural, underserved communities, specifically to that end, when identifying and constructing its facilities. As highlighted by Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Solow, technological progress drives prosperity, making societies more efficient and productive. The collaboration between Applied Digital and Together AI embodies this philosophy, combining innovation with collaboration to achieve shared goals.

Are You Ready?

Businesses everywhere are always contemplating when it will be the most rewarding time to innovate. Finding the opportune time and facing any fears of disillusionment and setbacks is always part of the risk-reward analysis. The right organizational culture is crucial for both successful innovative growth and the introduction of new technologies. But many companies struggle to create conditions that encourage risk-taking and experimentation. Fear of failure, criticism, and negative career impact can prevent organizations from investing in new ideas. YET, this is what today’s AI advancement will require. So, are you ready to take the plunge with a team that is also ready with the infrastructure and platform most amenable to your pressing needs?

Applied Digital and Together AI invite you to join us in pioneering the development of AI solutions and shaping a future where innovation knows no bounds. Together, we are forging a path forward—one that’s driven by collaboration, guided by ethics, and focused on making a positive impact on the world.

We are partners looking for other innovative partners seeking to architect change and shape tomorrow’s digital landscape. Is that you?

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