Machine Learning

There has been a strong desire for a series of industry standard machine learning benchmarks, akin to the SPEC benchmarks for CPUs, in order to compare relative solutions. Over the past two years, MLCommons, an open engineering consortium, have been discussing and disclosing its MLPerf benchmarks for training and inference, with key consortium members releasing benchmark numbers as the series of tests gets refined. Today we see the full launch of MLPerf Inference v1.0, along with ~2000 results into the database. Alongside this launch, a new MLPerf Power Measurement technique to provide additional metadata on these test results is also being disclosed.

Graphcore Series E Funding: $710m Total, $440m Cash-in-Hand

For those that aren’t following the AI industry, one of the key metrics to observe for a number of these AI semiconductor startups is the amount of funding they...

12 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/4/2021

Qualcomm's Cloud AI 100 Now Sampling: Up to 400TOPs at 75W

Today Qualcomm is revealing more information on last year’s announced “Cloud AI 100” inference chip and platform. The new inference platform by the company is said to have entered...

15 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/16/2020

342 Transistors for Every Person In the World: Cerebras 2nd Gen Wafer Scale Engine Teased

One of the highlights of Hot Chips from 2019 was the startup Cerebras showcasing its product – a large ‘wafer-scale’ AI chip that was literally the size of a...

32 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/18/2020

Arm Announces Ethos-N78 NPU: Bigger And More Efficient

Yesterday Arm released the new Cortex-A78, Cortex-X1 CPUs and the new Mali-G78 GPU. Alongside the new “key” IPs from the company, we also saw the reveal of the newest...

34 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/27/2020

AMD Unveils CDNA GPU Architecture: A Dedicated GPU Architecture for Data Centers

Over the last decade, the industry has seen a boom in demand for GPUs for the data center. Driven in large part by rapid progress in neural networking, deep...

26 by Ryan Smith on 3/5/2020

Arm Announces Cortex-M55 Core And Ethos-U55 microNPU

Today Arm announces its newest addition to the Cortex-M series, the new Cortex M55. In addition to the new CPU microarchitecture which brings several new improvements, we also see...

16 by Andrei Frumusanu on 2/10/2020

Intel Whittles Down AI Portfolio, Folds Nervana in Favor of Habana

Over the past several years, Intel has built up a significant portfolio of AI acceleration technologies. This includes everything from in-house developments like Intel’s DL Boost instructions and upcoming...

40 by Ryan Smith on 2/3/2020

Next-Gen NVIDIA Teslas Due This Summer; To Be Used In Big Red 200 Supercomputer

Thanks to Indiana University and The Next Platform, we have a hint of what’s to come with NVIDIA’s future GPU plans, with strong signs that NVIDIA will have a...

38 by Ryan Smith on 1/31/2020

CES 2020: Ambarella Showcases CV2, CV22 and CV25 Demos

Amongst the many showcases at CES 2020 was Ambarella’s newest demo line-up showcasing various solutions using the CV2, CV22 and also demonstrating new platforms based on the newly announced...

13 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/16/2020

Samsung Kicks Off Mass Production of AI Chip for Baidu: 260 TOPS at 150 W

Samsung Foundry and Baidu this week said that the companies were about to start mass production of an AI accelerator chip early in 2020. Baidu’s Kunlun chip is to...

9 by Anton Shilov on 12/18/2019

NVIDIA Details DRIVE AGX Orin: A Herculean Arm Automotive SoC For 2022

While NVIDIA’s SoC efforts haven’t gone entirely to plan since the company first started on them over a decade ago, NVIDIA has been able to find a niche that...

33 by Ryan Smith on 12/18/2019

MLPerf Releases Official Results For First Machine Learning Inference Benchmark

Since launching their organization early last year, the MLPerf group has been slowly and steadily building up the scope and the scale of their machine learning benchmarks. Intending to...

12 by Ryan Smith on 11/6/2019

Arm Announces New Ethos-N57 and N37 NPUs, Mali-G57 Valhall GPU and Mali-D37 DPU

Today Arm is announcing four new products in its NPU, GPU and DPU portfolio. The company is branding its in-house machine learning processor IPs the Ethos line-up detailing more...

13 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/23/2019

CEVA Announces NeuPro-S Second-Generation NN IP

It’s been a few years since machine learning and neural networks first started to be the hot new news topic. Ever since then, the market has transformed a lot...

5 by Andrei Frumusanu on 9/17/2019

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Cerebras' 1.2 Trillion Transistor Deep Learning Processor

Some of the big news of today is Cerebras announcing its wafer-scale 1.2 trillion transistor solution for deep learning. The talk today goes into detail about the technology.

29 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/19/2019

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Intel Spring Crest NNP-T on 16nm TSMC

Intel is showing us some of the design features of its new ML training product, Spring Crest.

3 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/19/2019

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Huawei Da Vinci Architecture

Huawei has already announced a range of Ascend products based on its in-house machine learning architecture, Da Vinci. Today we get a look inside the architecture.

1 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/19/2019

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Facebook Zion Unified Training Platform

Facebook is presenting details on Zion, its next generation in-memory unified training platform.

2 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/19/2019

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: MLperf Benchmark

MLperf is an up-and-coming benchmark aimed at machine learning, backed by a number of industry leaders in this area.

2 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/19/2019

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