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Microsoft and OpenAI to Build $100 Billion Supercomputer

Microsoft and OpenAI are working on a new data center project that could cost as much as $100 billion, according to a report by The Information. The project includes a new AI supercomputer called Stargate, which is scheduled to be completed in 2028.

Microsoft and OpenAI have not responded to requests for comment on the Stargate supercomputer project.

The growing popularity of AI in recent years has led to a surge in demand for AI data centers. These data centers, sometimes referred to as “AI factories,” have significantly more processing power than traditional data centers.

According to sources familiar with the matter, Microsoft will be responsible for funding the Stargate project. The cost of building the supercomputer is about 100 times that of some of the largest data centers in operation today.

Microsoft and OpenAI are reportedly looking to build a series of supercomputers, with Stargate being the largest. The supercomputer will be built in the United States.

OpenAI and Microsoft plan to build the AI supercomputers in five phases, with Stargate being the fifth phase. Microsoft is building a smaller supercomputer for OpenAI in the fourth phase, which is scheduled to be completed around 2026.

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According to The Information, Microsoft and OpenAI are currently in the third of five phases. A significant portion of the cost of the fourth and fifth phases will be related to the procurement of a large number of AI chips.

AI chips are typically very expensive. For example, the CEO of Nvidia recently said in an interview that the new B200 GPU will cost between $30,000 and $40,000.

Microsoft also has a presence in the AI chip market, but its products are not as powerful as Nvidia’s. According to The Information, Microsoft’s new supercomputer will use chips from various companies.

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