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Microsoft to Debut AI Chip

The Move Could Help Microsoft Lessen Its Reliance on Nvidia-Designed AI Chips,

Small groups of Microsoft and OpenAI employees have been testing the Microsoft AI server chips, this person said.
The Information in April reported the existence of the chip, code-named Athena, though it isn’t clear what its formal name will be when it is announced at the Ignite conference in Seattle, which starts November 14.

By launching Athena, Microsoft will essentially catch up to Amazon and Google, which already sell their own in-house AI server chips, as well as Nvidia GPUs, to companies that rent cloud servers.”