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Microsoft Launches New Supercomputer Exclusively for OpenAI
The software giant first hinted at the supercomputer in 2019 when the company announced it was planning to invest in a billion-dollar project. Last year, the company stated that it is working on an organization with a mission to create artificial general intelligence
Fremont, CA: Tech giant Microsoft unveiled a new supercomputer exclusively for OpenAI. At the recently held Microsoft Build 2020, a developer conference, Microsoft announced that it had completed its machine learning research over the OpenAI exclusive supercomputer. According to the company, the supercomputer boasts 10,000 GPUs, 285,000 CRPU cores, and the network connectivity for each GPU server will be at 400 gigabits per second. The above specs will make it the fifth-fastest supercomputer existing on the planet.
Sam Altman, OpenAI Chief Executive Officer, expressed how he felt about the discovery. He stated how he wondered the dream system would look like seeing all the needs. He added that they were just learning more about the different limits of supercomputer components. All the wonderings ended because Microsoft finally made it. The software giant first hinted at the supercomputer in 2019 when the company announced it was planning to invest in a billion-dollar project. Last year, the company stated that it is working on an organization with a mission to create artificial general intelligence. It further revealed that the team aims to make the supercomputer a humanity safe creation.
Developers have described Microsoft’s supercomputer as a pioneer in aiding the extensive AI models, making the infrastructure needed to train AI models available. They believe that Microsoft's boldness to take the first step will pave the way for other developers to make a move. This offers an open platform for developers and organizations to start something on the ground. Kevin Scott, Microsoft Chief Technical Officer, describes the supercomputer's potential, stating that the breadth of the things they can enable is what makes the models exciting. Microsoft's followers are eagerly waiting for the company to release the OpenAI exclusive supercomputer's performance data. The supercomputer is yet to be included in the list of Top 500 Supercomputers.