Graphic Processing Units (GPU)

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Graphic Processing Units (GPU)

The Geopolitics of GPUs: US Bans Nvidia and AMD Chip Sales to China

The ban impacts Nvidia's A100 and H100 chips, and AMD's MI250.
2 min read
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Graphic Processing Units (GPU)

Neural Networks: Find the Function

Let’s get this out of the way: A brain is not a cluster of graphics processing units, and if it were, it would run software far more complex than the typical artificial neural network. Yet neural networks were inspired by the brain’s architecture.
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Graphic Processing Units (GPU)

Trillions of Parameters: Are AI Models With Trillions of Parameters the New Normal?

The trend toward ever-larger models crossed the threshold from immense to ginormous. Google kicked off 2021 with Switch Transformer, the first published work to exceed a trillion parameters, weighing in at 1.6 trillion.
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First image showing the Google Tensor chip. Second image showing the Google Pixel 6 phone
Graphic Processing Units (GPU)

Competition Heats Up in Mobile AI: Google Designed Its Own Tensor AI Chip for Smartphones

Google designed its own AI chip for its new smartphone — a snub to Qualcomm, the dominant chip vendor in Android phones. What’s new: Google debuted the Tensor chip last week
2 min read
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Graphic Processing Units (GPU)

AI Chip Leaders Join Forces

A major corporate acquisition could reshape the hardware that makes AI tick.What’s new: U.S. processor giant Nvidia, the world’s leading vendor of the graphics processing units (GPUs) that perform calculations for deep learning, struck a deal to purchase UK chip designer Arm for $40 billion.
2 min read
Colossus Mk2, processor by Graphcore
Graphic Processing Units (GPU)

New Horsepower for Neural Nets

A high-profile semiconductor startup made a bid for the future of AI computation. UK startup Graphcore released the Colossus Mk2, a processor intended to perform the matrix math calculations at the heart of deep learning more efficiently than other specialized processors.
1 min read

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