Bloomberg reports that Microsoft is partnering with microprocessor maker AMD to bring its Athena AI chipset to market.www.thurrott.com
wha . . .?
edit: okay so I see the rumor mill is disputing the initials reports. Also @moinmoin brings up an interesting possibility of Athena being added as a chiplet to the existing MI300 structure. So that sort-of answers my question.
A MS spokesperson directly denied AMD’s involvement.
“Microsoft spokesperson Frank Shaw has, however, denied that AMD is involved with Athena. “
Seems someone saw the bill for all those Nvidia GPUs...
This doesn’t mean MS isn’t helping AMD with their AI efforts in some way though.