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Stargate: Microsoft  funds OpenAI for a $100 Billion Supercomputer

“Microsoft  funds OpenAI for a $100 Billion Supercomputer

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Microsoft and OpenAI are joining forces on a very ambitious project of building a $100 billion supercomputer, called Stargate. Slated for launch by 2028, this project is part of a broader five-phase plan to erect a series of supercomputer installations over the next six years, to push the boundaries of can be done with AI. This supercomputer will probably be 100x more expensive than the largest data centers currently in operation.

The US-based Stargate supercomputer will utilize millions of specialized server chips and could demand several gigawatts of power, possibly harnessing alternative energy sources such as nuclear power. Considering the scale of the project and shortage of special chips where NVIDIA is the dominant player, OpenAI is also reportedly planning to build its own chips.

The chip dilemma is just one of several details that still need to be ironed out for Stargate. The project faces other logistical hurdles and technical challenges related to maximizing GPU efficiency and cooling.”

Microsoft Reportedly Building ‘Stargate’ to Transport OpenAI Into the Future

Microsoft and OpenAI might be concocting a $100 billion supercomputer to accelerate their artificial intelligence models.

“Microsoft is drawing up plans to build a $100 billion supercomputer, allegedly named “Stargate,” to power OpenAI’s next generation of artificial intelligence systems, according to a report from The Information Friday.

Stargate is reportedly the fifth and final phase of Microsoft and OpenAI’s plan to build several supercomputers throughout the United States. The computer is rumored to be one of the largest and most advanced data centers in the world. It could take up several hundred acres of land, and require up to 5 gigawatts of power. It’s considered crucial to OpenAI training and operating new, more advanced AI models than ChatGPT-4. Stargate could launch as soon as 2028.

The name Stargate comes from a 1994 science-fiction film about an interstellar teleportation device found in Egypt. The gateway leads to a far-away planet where Kurt Russel and James Spader must liberate enslaved people from a powerful false god.

“The key to the past, the door to the future, the passage to discovery,” reads the official trailer to Stargate, which inspired OpenAI and Microsoft’s AI supercomputer.

The creation of Stargate is largely dependent on whether OpenAI can deliver its next major AI upgrade, rumored to be GPT-5, which The Information reports is due in early 2025. Microsoft wants to see that OpenAI is still pushing forward with AI models that continue to captivate the world. OpenAI reportedly failed to ship a new AI project named “Arrakis” in 2023, a sign the company’s innovation may be slowing, largely blaming the limitations of current supercomputers.

Stargate could explain why Sam Altman was rumored to be creating a very expensive AI chip factory. The largest limiting factor to building an AI supercomputer of this scale will be securing Nvidia GPUs to power the whole thing. Nvidia’s chips have been in short supply throughout the AI hype cycle, and a competitor from Altman and Microsoft could give them an unprecedented advantage.”

Via Not A Bot
“Things are about to get crazy.
According to internal reports, Microsoft plans to create a massive $100 billion supercomputer, codenamed “Stargate,” to boost OpenAI’s upcoming AI models.
This project, rumored to be one of the most advanced and expansive data centers on earth, could spread across hundreds of acres and consume up to 5 gigawatts of power.
What’s Stargate’s mission? It’s designed to enable OpenAI to train and run AI models that will make GPT-4 seem elementary.
Interestingly, the name “Stargate” is a nod to the 1994 sci-fi classic, which features an ancient portal that leads to a far-off world. Like its namesake, Microsoft’s Stargate aims to open the door to unprecedented AI breakthroughs, going beyond the capabilities of current supercomputers.
However, Stargate’s success highly depends on OpenAI’s ability to deliver GPT-5, their highly anticipated AI upgrade set for early 2025. If successful, this partnership could elevate AI capabilities to levels previously only imagined, showcasing the limitless potential of human creativity.”

 

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Posted on: April 1, 2024, 8:44 am Category: Uncategorized

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