How does the idea of unfettered international access to 10,000 high-end GPUs float your boat?

An enterprising “alternate reality” company called Del Complex is taking advantage of international maritime law to deliver GPU-powered services to its customers from platforms floating in international waters to avoid falling foul of land-based regulatory and tax rules.

Government entities around the globe are scrambling to implement AI laws and best practices as the technology grows in both strength and scope. The companies that make and use those AI systems, however, aren’t too thrilled about how government oversight might impact business.

Del Complex are forming individual sovereign nation-states they refer to as BlueSea Frontier Compute Clusters (BSFCCs), each of which will fulfil the criteria set by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the Montevideo Convention to qualify as nation states, allowing the company to operate at sea without government intervention.

A single BSFCC will house 10,000 Nvidia H100 GPUs, with power coming from two gas turbines and one SST-600 steam turbine plus solar arrays and an onboard battery.

“The Biden administration’s recent AI executive order and the European Union’s AI Act are thinly veiled attempts to centralize control under the guise of protecting citizens. This regulation not only stalls the pace of innovation, but also interferes with the very cosmic endowment of humanity. It is in this spirit that Del Complex takes frontier AI models into a new boundless, blue sea frontier.”

As an authorised NVIDIA partner with a background steeped in physics, mathematics and the application of new technologies including GPU acceleration, Mondatum is ideally placed to offer professional guidance, advice and support of using and building systems like this. For more information, get in touch for an initial chat –

Source: Extreme Tech