OpenAI to use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to extend Azure AI platform

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  • OpenAI’s ChatGPT provides generative AI services to more than 100 million users every month.
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Oracle today announced that it is partnering with Microsoft and OpenAI to extend the Microsoft Azure Al platform to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). This will allow OpenAI to take advantage of the additional compute capacity available from Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Highlights of OCI:

  • For training large language models, OCI Supercluster can scale up to 64k NVIDIA Blackwell GPUs or GB200 Grace Blackwell Superchips connected by ultra-low-latency RDMA cluster networking and a choice of HPC storage.
  • OCI Compute virtual machines and OCI’s bare metal NVIDIA GPU instances can power applications for generative AI, computer vision, natural language processing, recommendation systems, and more.

“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.”

“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, Chief Executive Officer, OpenAI.

Similar to OpenAI, OCI AI infrastructure is being used by several popular startups like Adept, Modal, MosaicML, Reka, Suno, Together AI, Twelve Labs, xAI, and others to train and inference next-generation AI models.

Early this year, Microsoft and Oracle announced expansion of their partnership to meet the increasing global demand for Oracle Database@Azure. This offering brings Oracle Database services directly within Microsoft’s Azure cloud environment. Building upon the initial launch in December 2023, Oracle Database@Azure is now be available in 15 regions worldwide

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