Oracle: Oracle, Microsoft, and OpenAI to expand Microsoft Azure AI platform to Oracle

Jun 11, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Oracle, Microsoft, and OpenAI have revealed plans to expand the Microsoft Azure AI platform to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)  Supercluster, for training AI models. It can scale 64k Nvidia Blackwell GPUs or GB200 Grace Blackwell Superchips connected by ultra-low-latency RDMA cluster networking and a choice of HPC storage.

“We are delighted to be working with Microsoft and Oracle. OCI will extend Azure’s platform and enable OpenAI to continue to scale,” said Sam Altman, CEO, OpenAI. “The race to build the world’s greatest large language model is on, and it is fueling unlimited demand for Oracle’s Gen2 AI infrastructure,” said Larry Ellison, Oracle chairman and CTO. “Leaders like OpenAI are choosing OCI because it is the world’s fastest and most cost-effective AI infrastructure.”

OpenAI has a longstanding relationship with Microsoft. Microsoft invested in the company in January 2023 in a "multiyear, multibillion-dollar" deal. It reportedly gave the cloud giant a 49 percent stake in the business. This followed investments in both 2019 and 2021.