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Elon Musk wants to purchase 300,000 Blackwell B200 Nvidia AI GPUs — Hardware upgrades to improve X’s Grok AI bot

June 3, 2024


AI GPU development is running at breakneck speeds, and Elon Musk wants to be at the forefront of the revolution. In an X post, the SpaceX and Tesla CEO revealed that he wants to buy 300,000 worth of Nvidia’s latest Blackwell B200 GPUs by next summer. The new GPUs will upgrade X’s existing AI GPU cluster, which currently consists of 100,000 previous-generation H100 GPUs.

100,000 H100 GPUs is already an enormous amount of computing power, but Elon states that given the pace of AI GPU development, it’s not worth keeping around X’s massive array of H100 GPUs for long, mainly due to its energy consumption of 1 gigawatt.

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