Groq Revs Up AI: Custom Hardware Blazes Past Traditional Speeds for Language Models

Groq is a company that has developed custom hardware specifically designed for running large language models (LLMs) at significantly faster speeds than traditional methods. This opens up new possibilities for real-time AI applications that require fast response times.


  • Groq is a company that specializes in developing high-performance processors and software solutions for AI, machine learning, and high-performance computing applications.
  • They use custom-designed hardware called Language Processing Units (LPUs) instead of traditional Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) to run LLMs.
  • Groq's LPU-based system is claimed to be up to 10 times faster than GPU-based alternatives.
  • The company currently offers their engine and API to run pre-trained LLMs like Llama 2 and Mistral.
  • Groq is planning to develop their own custom LLMs in the future, but for now, they are focused on expanding their open-source model offerings.


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