Machine Learning

This week at the Wall Street Journal’s D.Live 2017, Intel unveiled their Nervana Neural Network Processor (NNP), formerly known as Lake Crest, and announced plans to ship first silicon before the end of 2017. As a high-performance ASIC custom-designed and optimized for deep learning workloads, the NNP is the first generation of a new Intel product family, oriented for neural network training. From the beginning, the NNP and its Nervana Engine predecessor have aimed at displacing GPUs in the machine learning and AI space, where applications can range from weather prediction and autonomous vehicles to targeted advertising on social media. Under development for the past three and a half years, the NNP originated as the Nervana Engine deep learning ASIC, which was announced in May...

NVIDIA Ships First Volta-based DGX Systems

This Wednesday, NVIDIA has announced that they have shipped their first commercial Volta-based DGX-1 system to the MGH & BWH Center for Clinical Data Science (CCDS), a Massachusetts-based research...

47 by Nate Oh on 9/7/2017

Intel Announces Movidius Myriad X VPU, Featuring ‘Neural Compute Engine’

Today, Intel subsidiary Movidius is announcing the Movidius Myriad X vision processing unit (VPU), a low-power system-on-chip (SoC) intended for deep learning and AI acceleration in vision-based devices such...

13 by Nate Oh on 8/28/2017

Hot Chips: Google TPU Performance Analysis Live Blog (3pm PT, 10pm UTC)

Another Hot Chips talk, now talking Google TPU.

30 by Ian Cutress on 8/22/2017

Hot Chips: Intel Knights Mill Live Blog (4:45pm PT, 11:45pm UTC)

Another talk from Hot Chips, this time on Intel's Knights Mill (KNM). The Intel Knights family stems from their Xeon Phi product line, although KNM is a bit different...

22 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2017

Intel Launches Movidius Neural Compute Stick: Deep Learning and AI on a $79 USB Stick

Today Intel subsidiary Movidius is launching their Neural Compute Stick (NCS), a version of which was showcased earlier this year at CES 2017. The Movidius NCS adds to Intel’s...

29 by Nate Oh on 7/20/2017

NVIDIA and Baidu Sign Multi-Facet AI Tech Partnership for Tesla, DRIVE PX2, & SHIELD TV

This morning NVIDIA and Chinese Internet juggernaut Baidu are announcing that they have signed a multi-faceted AI technology partnership that will see the Internet giant utilize NVIDIA’s hardware for...

1 by Ryan Smith on 7/5/2017

AMD Unveils the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition: Vega Starts in the Pros

It feels like the build-up to Vega has been just shy of forever. And in a way it has been: AMD first announced the architecture back in March of...

134 by Ryan Smith on 5/17/2017

NVIDIA Volta Unveiled: GV100 GPU and Tesla V100 Accelerator Announced

Today at their annual GPU Technology Conference keynote, NVIDIA's CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announced the company's first Volta GPU and Volta products. Taking aim at the very high end of...

179 by Ryan Smith on 5/10/2017

NVIDIA Announces Jetson TX2: Parker Comes To NVIDIA’s Embedded System Kit

For a few years now, NVIDIA has been offering their line of Jetson embedded system kits. Originally launched using Tegra K1 in 2014, the first Jetson was designed to...

59 by Ryan Smith on 3/7/2017

AMD Announces Radeon Instinct: GPU Accelerators for Deep Learning, Coming In 2017

With the launch of their Polaris family of GPUs earlier this year, much of AMD’s public focus in this space has been on the consumer side of matters. However...

39 by Ryan Smith on 12/12/2016

NVIDIA Teases Xavier, a High-Performance ARM SoC for Drive PX & AI

Ever since NVIDIA bowed out of the highly competitive (and high pressure) market for mobile ARM SoCs, there has been quite a bit of speculation over what would happen...

36 by Ryan Smith on 9/28/2016

CEVA Launches Fifth-Generation Machine Learning Image and Vision DSP Solution: CEVA-XM6

Deep learning, neural networks and image/vision processing is already a large field, however many of the applications that rely on it are still in their infancy. Automotive is the...

1 by Ian Cutress on 9/27/2016

NVIDIA Announces Tesla P40 & Tesla P4 - Neural Network Inference, Big & Small

Over the last few months we have seen NVIDIA’s Pascal GPUs roll out among their consumer cards, and now the time has come for the Tesla line to get...

37 by Ryan Smith on 9/13/2016

Intel Announces Knights Mill: A Xeon Phi For Deep Learning

In a brief announcement as part of today’s Day 2 ketnote for IDF 2016, Intel has announced a new member of the Xeon Phi family. The new part, currently...

24 by Ryan Smith on 8/17/2016

Google’s Tensor Processing Unit: What We Know

If you’ve followed Google’s announcements at I/O 2016, one stand-out from the keynote was the mention of a Tensor Processing Unit, or TPU (not to be confused with thermoplastic...

39 by Joshua Ho on 5/20/2016

NVIDIA Announces Jetson TX1 - A Tegra X1 Module & Development Kit

Although NVIDIA’s original plans for Tegra haven’t quite panned out as NVIDIA wanted to – at this point even tablet wins are few and far between – the company...

34 by Ryan Smith on 11/10/2015

NVIDIA Announces Tesla M40 & M4 Server Cards - Data Center Machine Learning

Slowly but steadily NVIDIA has been rotating in Maxwell GPUs into the company’s lineup of Tesla server cards. Though Maxwell is not well-suited towards the kind of high precision...

24 by Ryan Smith on 11/10/2015

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