The NAIRR Pilot: Estimating Compute

Kyle Miller

Rebecca Gelles

May 8, 2024

The National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource (NAIRR) pilot provides federal infrastructure, including computational resources, to U.S. AI researchers. This blog post estimates the compute provided through the pilot, and finds that it is roughly 3.77 exaFLOPS, the equivalent of approximately 5,000 H100 GPUs (using the tensor cores optimal for AI). The pilot is a significant first step in providing compute to under-resourced organizations, although it is a fraction of what is available to industry.

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