The Azure machine has 285,000 processor cores and 10,000 GPUs to tackle a new class of artificial intelligence tasks. Supercomputers, like this one at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, are designed to tackle the world toughest computing challenges. Microsoft has built an enormous supercomputer for work, a new direction for its Azure cloud computing service. The machine has 285,000 processor cores boosted by 10,000 graphics chips for OpenAI, a company that wants to ensure AI technology...

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