Neural Networks

Cadence is an industry player we don’t mention nearly enough as much as we should - they make a lot of IP and specialises in accelerator blocks which augment camera and vision capabilities. The company’s Tensilica IP offerings are still quite notable and are present in popular SoCs such as HiSilicon’s Kirin lineup or MediaTek’s chipsets. This week they have announced more “AI” centric product offerings which promise to accelerate neural network inferencing on edge devices.

Huawei’s GPU Turbo: Valid Technology with Overzealous Marketing

One of the biggest announcements from Huawei this year is that of its new GPU Turbo technology. The claims that it could provide more performance at less power, without...

61 by Andrei Frumusanu & Ian Cutress on 9/4/2018

Hot Chips 2018: Arm's Machine Learning Core Live Blog

Arm officially announced Project Trillium earlier this year, as a way to bring machine learning to the Arm ecosystem. As part of the trade show today, we have a...

1 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2018

Khronos Group Releases Neural Network Exchange Format 1.0, Showcases First Public OpenXR Demo

Today at SIGGRAPH the Khronos Group, the industry consortium behind OpenGL and Vulkan, announced the ratification and public release of their Neural Network Exchange Format (NNEF), now finalized as...

8 by Nate Oh on 8/14/2018

The NVIDIA Titan V Deep Learning Deep Dive: It's All About The Tensor Cores

When we last discussed the NVIDIA Titan V in our preview, it was only a few weeks after its surprise launch at NIPS 2017. We came away with the...

64 by Nate Oh on 7/3/2018

Imagination Announces First PowerVR Series2NX Neural Network Accelerator Cores: AX2185 and AX2145

Since Imagination’s original announcement of the PowerVR Series2NX Neural Network Accelerator (NNA) last fall, the machine learning and AI “hype train” has not paused in the slightest. For the...

4 by Nate Oh on 6/8/2018

ARM Details "Project Trillium" Machine Learning Processor Architecture

Arm first announced Project Trillium machine learning IPs back in February and we were promised we’d be hearing more about the product in a few months’ time. Project Trillium...

13 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/22/2018

Google Announces Cloud TPU v2 Beta Availability for Google Cloud Platform

This week, Google announced Cloud TPU beta availability on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP), accessible through their Compute Engine infrastructure-as-a-service. Using the second generation of Google’s tensor processing units...

7 by Nate Oh on 2/15/2018

Ambarella at CES 2018: Announcing CV1 and CV22 SoCs with CVflow CNN engines

At CES 2018 in Las Vegas we had the pleasure to attend Ambarella’s booth tour demonstrating the newest products in camera SoC solutions. Ambarella to date is most widely...

9 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/15/2018

CEVA Announces NeuPro Neural Network IP

Ahead of CES CEVA today announced a new specialised neural network accelerator IP called NeuPro. We’ve over the last few months seen an explosion of news related to “AI” and...

12 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/5/2018

The NVIDIA Titan V Preview - Titanomachy: War of the Titans

Today we're taking a preview look at NVIDIA's new compute accelerator and video card, the $3000 NVIDIA Titan V. In Greek mythology Titanomachy was the war of the Titans...

113 by Ryan Smith & Nate Oh on 12/20/2017

Khronos Group Launches the Neural Network Exchange Format

Today the Khronos Group, the industry consortium behind OpenGL and Vulkan, released a v1.0 provisional specification for its Neural Network Exchange Format (NNEF). First announced last year, this provisional...

8 by Nate Oh on 12/20/2017

NVIDIA Announces “NVIDIA Titan V" Video Card: GV100 for $3000, On Sale Now

Out of nowhere, NVIDIA has revealed the NVIDIA Titan V today at the 2017 Neural Information Processing Systems conference, with CEO Jen-Hsun Huang flashing out the card on stage...

160 by Ryan Smith & Nate Oh on 12/7/2017

Intel Shipping Nervana Neural Network Processor First Silicon Before Year End

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...

25 by Nate Oh on 10/18/2017

GTC Europe: NVIDIA Keynote Live Blog (10am CEST, 9am UTC)

Stay tuned for coverage of NVIDIA's Keynote at GTC Europe. Heading up the presentation is NVIDIA CEO, Jensen Huang. GTC Europe is now NVIDIA's key automotive event due to...

9 by Ian Cutress on 10/10/2017

NVIDIA Gives Xavier Status Update & Announces TensorRT 3 at GTC China 2017 Keynote

Earlier today at a keynote presentation for their GPU Technology Conference (GTC) China 2017, NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang disclosed a few updated details of the upcoming Xavier ARM SoC...

11 by Nate Oh on 9/26/2017

Imagination Joins the AI Party, Announces PowerVR Series 2NX Neural Network Accelerator

In conjunction with today’s PowerVR Series 9XE and Series 9XM announcement, Imagination is revealing a new series of PowerVR-branded hardware IP blocks: the Series 2NX neural network accelerator (NNA)...

19 by Nate Oh on 9/21/2017

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 Ian Cutress on 9/2/2017

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

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