At the last quarterly Tesla conference, Elon Musk made it clear that he intends to expand Tesla’s computing resources both through the purchase of NVIDIA accelerators and through the development of his own Dojo supercomputer. Yesterday he added that he was ready to buy AMD accelerators in addition to dedicated NVIDIA components.
Before admitting his interest in AMD accelerators, the Tesla boss said stated, that the company will spend more than $500 million buying NVIDIA components this year. When the owner was asked on the pages of the social network X about Tesla’s willingness to also buy AMD components, Elon Musk answered “yes”. Apparently these are AMD accelerators from the Instinct MI300 family that are now coming onto the market.
Tesla’s need to develop a proprietary artificial intelligence system is increasing as the company recently began distributing to beta test participants a new version of the FSD v12 system designed not only for image recognition but also for driving decision making of a vehicle is based on neural networks.
Along the way, Musk said Tesla would spend more than $1 billion by the end of this year developing the proprietary Dojo supercomputer based on neural processors of its own design. At the quarterly conference, the head of the company emphasized that Dojo is a long-term project, the development of which will bring very high benefits. Musk’s statements about his intentions to buy AMD chips, even for a short time, led to a rise in the company’s stock price, which was offset by another decline.