Microsoft and OpenAI working on $100 billion AI data center project

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Microsoft and OpenAI are working on a multi-year AI data center project that will cost more than $100 billion. The Information writes this based on several sources. The project consists of five phases and includes the development of an AI supercomputer called Stargate.

The Information writes that Microsoft and OpenAI are currently in the third phase of the data center project. It is not clear what exactly this phase entails. The next phase will reportedly see the development of an AI supercomputer that should be operational by 2026. This would be followed by a fifth phase in which a second AI supercomputer would be developed, called Stargate. This supercomputer should be ready in 2028.

During these last two phases, it would be important for companies to purchase sufficiently powerful AI chips. The editors of The Information write that the cost of the entire project could exceed $115 billion. According to the tech website, that is three times as much as what Microsoft spent last year on servers, buildings and other equipment.

Microsoft invested a billion dollars in OpenAI in 2019. In 2023, the company once again opened its pockets to invest a reported $ 10 billion in the AI ​​research center. At the beginning of last year, it was also announced that Microsoft had invested hundreds of millions of dollars in the development of a new supercomputer for OpenAI.

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