David Patterson
Processors

David Patterson: Faster Training and Inference

Billions of dollars invested to create novel AI hardware will bear their early fruit in 2020. Google unleashed a financial avalanche with its tensor processing unit in 2017.
Intel AI chip
Processors

Not Your Father’s GPU

Intel, which dominates the market for general-purpose processors, is shipping its long-awaited AI chips. The chip giant announced that two so-called neural network processors are available to data-center customers.
 A quantum processor and one qubit’s energy-relaxation time “T1” plotted as a function of it’s operating frequency and time
Processors

Quantum Leap

A leaked paper from Google’s quantum computing lab claims “supremacy” over conventional computers. The U.S. space agency NASA, whose scientists are collaborating with Google on a quantum computer, accidentally published a paper describing the breakthrough.
Wafer Scale chip
Processors

Size Matters

Silicon Valley startup Cerebras shifted out of stealth mode to unveil its flagship product: an enormous chip designed from the ground up to accelerate neural networks.

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