Meta wants to use exotic, custom CPUs in its data centers for machine learning and AI – another indication that Nvidia’s most formidable rivals are developing their own alternatives to their hardware

We previously reported that Meta Platforms, Facebook’s parent company, plans to deploy its own custom-designed artificial intelligence chips, codenamed Artemis, into its data centers this year, but would also continue to use Nvidia H100 GPUs for the foreseeable future at least.

However, The register now claims that job openings for ASIC engineers with expertise in architecture, design and testing have been spotted in Bangalore, India, and Sunnyvale, California, indicating that Meta plans to develop its own AI hardware.