Microsoft reportedly plans to apply OpenAI to a $100 billion data centre project.


According to the story, Microsoft officials hope to debut Stargate by 2028, and OpenAI’s next big AI upgrade is anticipated to arrive early in 2019.

Washington: According to a media report on Friday, Microsoft and OpenAI are planning a data-center project that could cost up to $100 billion and will include an artificial intelligence supercomputer named “Stargate”.

The information mentioned in a private conversation referred to the individuals involved and revealed that Microsoft would likely be responsible for financing the project. The estimated cost of this project is 100 times more than that of some of the biggest data centres in existence today.

The report says that OpenAI’s next major AI upgrade is expected to arrive early next year, and Microsoft officials are eager to launch Stargate as soon as possible, by 2028 at the latest.

The projected U.S.-based supercomputer, according to the article, will be the biggest of several systems that businesses plan to construct over the next six years.

According to the source, there is a person accountable for the $100 billion shortfall who spoke with OpenAI CEO Sam Altman about the issue and who also saw some of Microsoft’s first cost projections. These sources were not identified by it

The supercomputer has been divided into five stages, with Stargate being the fifth, by Altman and Microsoft staff. The article claims that Microsoft is developing a fourth-stage supercomputer for OpenAI that will be smaller and released in 2026.

According to the article, Microsoft and OpenAI are currently in the third phase of a five-phase plan, with the majority of the expenses for the following two phases going towards the necessary acquisition of AI processors.

In a statement given to the press, Microsoft’s spokesperson Frank Shaw said, “We are always planning the next generation of infrastructure innovations necessary to push the boundaries of AI capabilities.”

According to the report, the recommended remedies might cost as much as 5 billion, which is three times more than Microsoft spent on capital projects like servers, buildings, and other equipment in the previous year.


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