One of the primary reasons for Microsoft’s foray into chip-making is to reduce costs, which Athena could possibly slash by a third in comparison to Nvidia
Microsoft has announced its plan to develop its own AI chips, which will be used to power its Azure cloud platform and other products. This move will bring Microsoft into the growing club of tech companies that have started building their own custom chips to handle AI workloads.
According to Microsoft’s Chief Technology Officer, Kevin Scott, the company has already started to make progress in developing its own AI chips. He said, “We are going to build some of the world’s most advanced AI supercomputers, AI chips and infrastructure.”
Scott also mentioned that Microsoft is collaborating with researchers from several universities to develop these AI chips. He stated, “We’re working with a number of different academic institutions to do advanced research around these new types of chips.”Continue reading… “Microsoft Joins the Chip-munks, Will Make its Own AI Chips”