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Microsoft is developing a network card that improves AI performance

February 21, 2024

Via: TechSpot

The Information has learned that Microsoft is developing a new network card that could improve the performance of its Maia AI server chip. As an added bonus, it would further Microsoft’s goal of reducing its dependence on Nvidia as the new network card is expected to be similar to Team Green’s ConnectX-7 card, which supports 400 Gb Ethernet at maximum bandwidth. TechPowerUp speculates that with availability still so far off, the final design could aim for even higher Ethernet bandwidth, such as 800 GbE, for example.

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