In the latest press conference held by Microsoft some time ago, the US software company announced that it has invested up to US $ 1 billion (~ VND 23 trillion) to develop one of the world’s leading supercomputers. . Currently, this supercomputer has been completed and will be exclusively for OpenAI.
Sharing about the project, Micosoft said it created this supercomputer so that it can train artificial intelligence systems in general. Compared to humans, this machine proved to be much better in the field of AI training. To make it easier to imagine, you can understand this is a brainstorming supercomputer, programmed to automate training and develop other AI systems with little human intervention.
“We are interested in technologies that are useful to the whole people. Besides, we also ensure that power is not concentrated in the hands of a few people.”, Microsoft representative said.
Possessing 285,000 CPU cores, 10,000 CPU cores and 400GB / s connection speed, this is one of the 5 most powerful supercomputers in the world at the present time. Its processing speed is up to 23,000 teraflops (trillions of calculations per second). However, if compared with the current top 1 belongs to IBM system (148,000 teraflops), it has not penetrated the tower.
Before being a strategic partner of Microsoft, OpenAI was founded in 2015 with the sponsorship of Elon Musk and Sam Altman. After Elon Musk left the project in 2018, Altman is now the CEO of OpenAI. The company started working with Microsoft last year with a lot of artificial intelligence. Currently, the two sides have agreed to build an artificial intelligence system called Azure AI.