Tech giants Microsoft and OpenAI are reportedly planning to construct a groundbreaking supercomputer dubbed “Stargate” with a staggering price tag of $100 billion. This behemoth is designed to be the crown jewel of a five-phase project focused on building a series of supercomputers over the next six years.

While the exact location of Stargate remains undisclosed, sources close to the project suggest it will be built within the United States. This decision likely hinges on factors like access to reliable and high-speed internet infrastructure, a stable power grid to feed the supercomputer’s immense energy demands, and a regulatory environment conducive to cutting-edge AI research.

The project is currently in its third phase, with Microsoft and OpenAI developing a series of less powerful supercomputers to prepare for Stargate’s eventual launch in 2028. This multi-phased approach allows companies to refine their AI architecture and software while building the necessary infrastructure for Stargate’s immense processing power.

The purpose of Stargate is to accelerate advancements in the field of artificial intelligence. By providing an unprecedented level of computing power, researchers at OpenAI will be able to train and develop even more sophisticated AI models capable of tackling complex problems and tasks.

The success of this project hinges on several factors, including securing the necessary funding, overcoming the technical challenges of building and maintaining such a massive machine, and ensuring the responsible development and use of the powerful AI models Stargate will enable.