Tesla says it has begun production of the Dojo supercomputer to train its autonomous vehicle fleet.
In its Q2 2023 earnings report, the company outlined four major technology milestones needed to meet the challenge of autonomy. The point is that technology needs an extremely large set of real data, training of neural networks, car hardware and car software.
“We develop each of these components in-house. This month, we are taking a step towards faster training of neural networks with the launch of our Dojo training computer,” the company said.
The automaker already has a powerful supercomputer based on NVIDIA GPUs that is one of the most powerful in the world, but Dojo’s new custom-designed computer uses Tesla-designed chips. Musk has previously stated that Dojo will be capable of exaflop operations, which is 1 quintillion (10^18) floating point operations per second. It’s incredibly powerful.
“In order to match what a computer system can do for one exaflop in just one second, you would have to perform one calculation every second for 31,688,765,000 years,” Network World explained.
And it probably will work, because a computer this powerful can do a lot when it’s ready.