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OpenAI and Microsoft are reportedly planning a $100B supercomputer

Otto Williams

Apr 12, 2024

Discover the future of AI with Spectro Agency as we explore the potential of OpenAI and Microsoft's "Stargate" supercomputer—a $100 billion project set to redefine technology.

In a groundbreaking development that's stirring the tech world, OpenAI and Microsoft have announced plans for a monumental project: a $100 billion supercomputer known as "Stargate." This initiative, part of a new data center undertaking, marks a significant leap in computing power, potentially setting the stage for the next generation of AI.

Since Microsoft's initial investment of $1 billion into OpenAI in 2019, the collaboration has aggressively pursued advancements in AI capabilities, tackling some of the most challenging aspects of artificial intelligence development. The high demand for processing power, essential for training and running sophisticated generative AIs, led to the establishment of a custom-built supercomputer housed within Microsoft's data centers in Iowa.

Katie Mayer, who manages the Microsoft partnership for OpenAI, emphasized the importance of such advancements in a statement last year, noting, “These supercomputing systems are really the lifeblood of our research. To do the work that we’re doing at this scale and to develop really novel AI capabilities, you need these systems. They’ve really accelerated the rate of progress that we are all benefiting from now.”

The recent report by The Information sheds light on the ambitious scale of the Stargate project. Citing conversations with three anonymous sources—including one who has spoken directly with OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, and another privy to Microsoft’s internal cost estimates—the project aims to deploy millions of specialized server chips within a newly built data center. According to these sources, Stargate is scheduled to launch as early as 2028 and could require as much as 5 gigawatts of power, surpassing the output of the largest nuclear power station in the United States, Palo Verde, which has a capacity of 3.9 gigawatts.

The specifics of the Stargate supercomputer are still under consideration, with significant decisions yet to be made regarding its location, the types of computer chips and cables to be used, and the source of its massive power needs. One potential solution being explored is nuclear energy, which could provide a sustainable and powerful energy source to meet the supercomputer's requirements.

The implications of Stargate's computational power are profound. If realized, this supercomputer would provide OpenAI with the processing capability necessary to potentially develop artificial general intelligence (AGI)—AI that equals or exceeds human intelligence in a broad array of tasks. Such a development could revolutionize industries, from healthcare to transportation, and redefine our interaction with technology.

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For those interested in further details about the Stargate supercomputer and its potential impacts on the future of AI, you can read more in the comprehensive report by Freethink: [Stargate Supercomputer](

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