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TensorWave Partners with Neuralink Engineers’ Startup MK1 to Enhance AI Inference on AMD Cloud

The collaboration combines MK1's advanced software with TensorWave's robust cloud infrastructure, delivering a seamless and powerful solution for customers.

TensorWave has announced a strategic partnership with MK1, a new startup founded by early Neuralink engineers, including co-founder Paul Merolla. This collaboration aims to democratize high-performance AI inference solutions using AMD hardware, challenging the market dominance of existing GPU providers.

MK1, driven by the vision of Neuralink co-founder Paul Merolla, seeks to optimize enterprise computing resources by leveraging AMD’s cloud-native hardware. Recognizing the limitations of a GPU monopoly, MK1 is capitalizing on AMD’s burgeoning capabilities, traditionally focused on consumer markets, to develop specialized software for AI workloads.

“AMD hardware’s potential to rival and even surpass current solutions is a game-changer,” said Merolla. “Our partnership with TensorWave is perfectly aligned with our mission. Together, we’re building the first competitive alternative for running GenAI at scale in the cloud, independent of NVIDIA hardware.”

This partnership marks a significant shift in the AI industry by introducing a formidable competitor to NVIDIA’s dominance. “AMD hardware is now a serious contender for AI-accelerated workloads,” Merolla stated. “The industry has yet to fully realize the benefits this brings, simply by providing customers with a choice.”

With 70% of AI workloads focused on inference, optimizing performance is crucial. Merolla emphasized that AMD is now well-positioned to compete. “This is the moment for those willing to invest in AMD’s trajectory,” he asserted. “With MK1 software on TensorWave’s cloud, we’re offering a solution that maximizes every dollar spent.”

Darrick Horton, CEO of TensorWave, echoed Merolla’s enthusiasm. “We’re nearing the point where we can outperform existing solutions,” Horton said. “Our goal is to democratize high-performance AI inference, making it accessible and affordable.”

The collaboration combines MK1’s advanced software with TensorWave’s robust cloud infrastructure, delivering a seamless and powerful solution for customers. “Our joint efforts are showing promising results,” Horton added. “We’re ready to tackle real-world workloads and provide a service that is both straightforward and highly effective.”

The TensorWave and MK1 partnership is set to disrupt the AI industry by offering a more user-friendly and efficient alternative to current solutions. Focusing on delivering competitive performance for large language models (LLMs) and other inference tasks, this collaboration promises significant advancements.

“There’s a compelling narrative here,” Merolla concluded. “It’s a Cinderella story of experts uniting to create a model that will shape the future of AI.”

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Mansi Singh
Mansi is an Associate Content Strategist. She holds interest that centers around use of Gen AI in enhancing daily lives and she is dedicated to exploring the latest trends and tools in AI. She can be reached at
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