Microsoft and OpenAI are reportedly working on $100 billion “Stargate” supercomputer

Microsoft and OpenAI develop tighter bonds with $100 billion AI supercomputer plans

According to a new report from The Information, OpenAI and Microsoft are planning to create a new AI supercomputer called “Stargate”. This new supercomputer will reportedly cost as much as $100 billion to build, with plans to launch the system in 2028.

Stargate will be one of many new Supercomputers that Microsoft plans to build over the next six years. Microsoft and OpenAI are in the middle of a 5 stage supercomputing plan. Stargate will be Microsoft and OpenAI’s stage 5 AI system.

A large part of the cost of the Microsoft and OpenAI “Stargate” system will be its AI chips. Today, AI computing solutions are incredibly expensive, which is part of the reason why these new supercomputers are so costly.

(Is the “Stargate” name inspired by the sci-fi series?)

Currently, it’s unknown what kind of AI computational solution will be used to power Microsoft’s “Stargate” supercomputer. Nvidia’s new B200 Blackwell accelerators are an obvious contender, as are Microsoft’s own AI chips.

Microsoft and OpenAI have not officially confirmed the existence of their “Stargate” supercomputer. That said, new AI models need an obscene amount of computational performance to create. If Microsoft and OpenAI want to stay ahead of their competitors, they need powerful supercomputers.

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