Google announces expansion of AI partnership with Anthropic

Google has extended its partnership with Anthropic, committing to the highest standards of AI security and safety. Anthropic will leverage the latest generation Cloud TPU v5e chips for AI inference.

Anthropic also currently uses AlloyDB, Google’s fully managed PostgreSQL-compatible database, to handle transactional data with high performance and reliability; and Google’s popular BigQuery data warehouse to analyse vast datasets and extract insights for its employees.

Anthropic is now one of the first companies to deploy at scale TPU v5e—Google Cloud’s most versatile, efficient, and scalable AI accelerator to date. Now generally available, TPU v5e enables Anthropic to serve its Claude large language model (LLM) in a preformant and efficient manner.

Cloud TPU v5e is purpose-built to deliver the cost-efficiency and performance required for medium- and large-scale training and inference. Results of the MLPerf 3.1 Training benchmark, released today, found that TPU v5e delivers 2.3x higher training performance per dollar relative to the prior generation; this follows the MLPerf 3.1 Inferencing benchmark announced in September that found 2.7x serving performance per dollar compared to Cloud TPU v4. With Multislice large-scale training technology, Anthropic can scale its LLMs beyond the physical boundaries of a single TPU pod, up to tens of thousands of interconnected chips.

“Anthropic and Google Cloud share the same values when it comes to developing AI–it needs to be done in both a bold and responsible way,” said Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud. “This expanded partnership with Anthropic, built on years of working together, will bring AI to more people safely and securely, and provides another example of how the most innovative and fastest growing AI startups are building on Google Cloud.”

“Our longstanding partnership with Google is founded on a shared commitment to develop AI responsibly and deploy it in a way that benefits society,” said Dario Amodei, co-founder and CEO of Anthropic. “We look forward to our continued collaboration as we work to make steerable, reliable and interpretable AI systems available to more businesses around the world.”

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