Likely, the new processor will be used in data centers.
Microsoft hires engineers to work on the design of the processor artificial intelligence for your cloud.
In particular, Microsoft has published no less than three vacancies in its Azure cloud division, looking for candidates to work on features for the CPU that supports artificial intelligence, reports the online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference to nv.ua.
Microsoft declares that it is ready to spend money on a full featured cloud, because it competes with similar services from Amazon Web Services and Google. Specialized processors is one of the ways in which Microsoft can prove their seriousness in expanding the functionality of artificial intelligence.
According to the company, latest jobs relevant to the project for the development of equipment for cloud servers Project Olympus. In particular, the team is “working on the design of server and artificial intelligence”. Likely, the new processor will be used in data centers.
Similar processors – is expensive work. Patrick Moorhead, analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, estimates that Google spent between $200 to $300 million on the project. Microsoft has demonstrated its willingness to spend substantially more, reporting a record $ 3.5 billion in capital expenditures in the last quarter.
Reporters noted that in April, Doug Burger, technical officer at Microsoft, lead FPGA was asked whether the company over the chip for artificial intelligence, but Burger refused to answer.
“If … you want to choose a cost-efficient solution, of course, you will look at different options. We develop the model, and we say “What is best for us?”, said Burger.