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UF is First U.S. University to Acquire NVIDIA DGX A100 System, Advancing AI Initiative

Moving forward on its sweeping vision to transform the future of education through artificial intelligence (AI), the University of Florida is collaborating with technology company NVIDIA to acquire the world’s most advanced AI system to boost the performance of UF’s powerful supercomputer.

UF announced it will be the country’s first higher education institution to acquire the new NVIDIA DGX™ A100 — the world’s most advanced AI system.

The new systems are scheduled to arrive at UF at the end of May and mark a significant step in the university’s bold initiative to become a national leader in the application of AI, an expansive plan that will elevate UF in research, teaching, and economic development. The initiative includes a commitment from UF to hire 100 faculty members specifically focused on AI, in addition to the 500 new faculty hired across disciplines — many of whom will integrate AI into their teaching and research.​ UF is also embarking on a unique plan to infuse AI across academic majors, creating a next generation AI-enabled workforce and democratizing a technology that has the potential to solve some of the globe’s most formidable challenges.

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