Microsoft announced at the Build 2020 developer conference that it has developed an Azure-hosted supercomputer for Open AI, a company founded by Elon Musk that focuses on the development of human-friendly artificial intelligence.
Last year, Microsoft invested $1 billion in Open AI.
Microsoft has not revealed many details about the Open AI supercomputer but says that it is powered by 285,000 CPU cores and 10,000 GPUs (each of which also coupled by speedy 400 gigabits per second connections). The company did not reveal any specific speed capability of the supercomputer but notes that it ranks in the TOP500 list of supercomputers in the world.
Artificial Intelligence is being used in understanding specific objects in images, translating languages and other single tasks and as the AI research is developing more models of machine learning and artificial intelligence are rising that requires more powerful devices to perform multiple tasks at once that can be more useful for consumers and developers.
The companies has not explained how Open AI will use the supercomputer but its expected to be used for more efficiency of AI for human use.
Microsoft has also announced that the company will be making the Turning: NLG models open source for developers to use it for their own language processing needs.