xAI, led by Elon Musk, has chosen a southern city for the location of the “world’s largest” supercomputer.


xAI, founded by Elon Musk, has chosen Memphis, Tennessee, as the location for its ambitious plan to build the world’s largest supercomputer, dubbed the “Gigafactory of Compute.” This move marks a significant milestone for Memphis, with the project set to become the largest capital investment by a new-to-market company in the city’s history. While the plans have garnered excitement, final approval from entities like the Memphis and Shelby County Economic Development Growth Engine and the Tennessee Valley Authority is still pending.

The initiative is expected to generate high-quality jobs, signaling potential for substantial economic growth in the region. Memphis Mayor Paul Young expressed enthusiasm, highlighting the city’s innovative spirit and readiness to embrace transformative projects. Political figures, including House Democrat Rep. Steve Cohen and GOP Rep. David Kustoff, have also praised the collaboration between xAI and Memphis.

xAI, led by Musk and operational since July 2023, aims to revolutionize artificial intelligence and deepen our understanding of the universe. With a recent $6 billion Series B funding round announced, the company hints at forthcoming technological advancements and product launches. This development underscores xAI’s commitment to innovation and its impact on shaping the future of technology.


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