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Hardware
Hardware

Transformer Accelerator

Is your colossal text generator bogged down in training? Nvidia announced a chip designed to accelerate the transformer architecture, the basis of large language models such as GPT-3.

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New Supercomputer on the Block
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New Supercomputer on the Block

Facebook’s parent company is staking its future on a new compute cluster.What’s new: Meta unveiled AI Research SuperCluster (RSC), which is designed to accelerate training of large models for applications like computer vision, natural

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Chips at Risk
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Chips at Risk

The hardware that runs the latest AI systems faces rising uncertainty as models grow larger and more computationally intensive.What’s new: The U.S. Commerce Department sounded an alarm over bottlenecks

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New Horsepower for Neural Nets
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New Horsepower for Neural Nets

A high-profile semiconductor startup made a bid for the future of AI computation.What’s new: UK startup Graphcore released the Colossus Mk2, a processor intended to perform the matrix math

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Built for Speed
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Built for Speed

Chips specially designed for AI are becoming much faster at training neural networks, judging from recent trials.What’s new: MLPerf, an organization that’s developing standards for

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Not Your Father’s GPU
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Not Your Father’s GPU

Intel, which dominates the market for general-purpose processors, is shipping its long-awaited AI chips.What happened: The chip giant announced that two so-called neural

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Size Matters
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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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