Artificial Intelligence

Following last week’s virtual GTC keynote and the announcement of their Ampere architecture, this week NVIDIA has been holding the back-half of their conference schedule. As with the real event, the company has been posting numerous sessions on everything NVIDIA, from Ampere to CUDA to remote desktop. But perhaps the most interesting talk – and certainly the most amusing – is coming from NVIDIA’s research group. Tasked with developing future technologies and finding new uses for current technologies, today the group is announcing that they have taught a neural network Pac-Man. And no, I don’t mean how to play Pac-Man. I mean how to be the game of Pac-Man. The reveal, timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the ghost-munching game, is coming out of NVIDIA’s...

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

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Intel 10nm Spring Hill NNP-I Inference Chip

One of Intel's future 10nm products is the Spring Hill NNP-I 1000 Inference Engine. Today the company is lifting the lid on some of the architecture behind the chip.

2 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/20/2019

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Xilinx Versal AI Engine

Xilinx, the manufacturer of FPGAs, announced its new Versal AI engine last year as a way of moving FPGAs into the AI domain. This talk is set to expand...

8 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/20/2019

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: NVIDIA Multi-Chip AI Accelerator at 128 TOPS

NVIDIA announced at a VLSI conference last year that it had designed a test multi-chip solution for DNN computations. The company is explaining the technology today at Hot Chips...

2 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/20/2019

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Habana's Approach to AI Scaling

The final talk today at Hot Chips is from Habana, who is discussing its approach to how to scale AI compute.

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

The AI Race Expands: Qualcomm Reveals “Cloud AI 100” Family of Datacenter AI Inference Accelerators for 2020

This morning at their first AI Day, the 800lb gorilla of the mobile world, Qualcomm announced that they are getting into the AI accelerator market, and in an aggressive...

26 by Ryan Smith on 4/9/2019

Cambricon, Makers of Huawei's Kirin NPU IP, Build A Big AI Chip and PCIe Card

Cambricon Technologies, the company in collaboration with HiSilicon / Huawei for licensing specialist AI silicon intellectual property for the Kirin 970 smartphone chipset, have gone solo and created their...

27 by Ian Cutress on 5/26/2018

GIGABYTE Launches Two 4U NVIDIA Tesla GPU Servers: High Density for Deep Learning

GIGABYTE has announced a pair of new GPU-focused servers, rolling out the 8x SXM2 GPU G481-S80 and the 10x PCIe GPU G481-HA0, offering data centers some of the highest...

6 by Joe Shields on 5/9/2018

HPE Unveils ProLiant DL385 Gen10: Dual Socket AMD EPYC

In a video on YouTube, which has since been hastily removed, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) opened the can a little early on announcing a new dual socket AMD EPYC...

20 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/14/2017

Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro Launch: Live Blog (2pm CEST, 8am ET, Noon UTC)

Huawei is having a launch event for its new Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro smartphones. The key headline for these devices is going to be the support for...

23 by Ian Cutress on 10/16/2017

Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro Launch on October 16th, More Kirin 970 Details

Riding on the back of the ‘not-announced then announced’ initial set of Kirin 970 details, Huawei had one of the major keynote presentations at the IFA trade show this...

14 by Ian Cutress on 9/4/2017

IFA 2017: Huawei Artificial Intelligence Keynote Live Blog (8am ET, Noon UTC)

Huawei has a keynote at IFA this year. Having quietly announced the Kirin 970 and its new Neural Processing Unit yesterday without a word through the regular press channels...

28 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/2/2017

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