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Oliver Peckham

Experts Grapple with AI’s Environmental Costs

September 17th, 2021 (0)
AI algorithms have made tremendous progress in making many computational processes more efficient, but “efficiency” isn’t always the name of the game for the AI industry itself. Famously, a team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst concluded ...

Esperanto Now Testing Its Fledgling 1,092-Core RISC-V ET-SoC-1 Chips

August 27th, 2021 (0)
Back in December, Esperanto Technologies made waves when it announced ET-SoC-1, a new RISC-V-based chip aimed at machine learning that packed nearly 1,100 cores onto a package small enough to fit six times over on a single PCIe card. ...

Tesla Reveals More Design Details of Its Modular ‘Dojo’ Supercomputer & D1 Chip

August 22nd, 2021 (0)
Two months ago, Tesla revealed a massive GPU cluster that it said was “roughly the number five supercomputer in the world,” and which was just a precursor to Tesla’s real supercomputing moonshot: the long-rumored, little-detailed Dojo system. “We’ve been scaling our ...

With ‘Dojo’ in the Future, Tesla Reveals Its Massive Precursor Supercomputer

June 23rd, 2021 (0)
Tesla first made a cryptic reference to it's project Dojo, a “super-powerful training computer” for video data processing, in 2019. Later, in the summer of 2020, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted: “Tesla is developing a training computer ...

NSF, Partners Form ‘RINGS,’ a New Initiative to Catalyze Next-Gen Computing and Networking

April 29th, 2021 (0)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is announcing a new public-private partnership aimed squarely at the development of next-generation technologies: the Resilient & Intelligent NextG Systems (RINGS) program. RINGS will focus on accelerating research in the areas of wireless and ...

Nvidia’s Newly DPU-Enabled SuperPod Is a Multi-Tenant, Cloud-Native Supercomputer

April 12th, 2021 (0)
At GTC 2021, Nvidia has announced an upgraded iteration of its DGX SuperPods, calling the new offering “the first cloud-native, multi-tenant supercomputer.” The newly announced SuperPods come just two years after the first SuperPods, networked clusters of 96 DGX-2H ...

Industry Veteran Jim Keller Joins Tenstorrent as President and CTO

January 6th, 2021 (0)
Jim Keller has already had a storied career. Over the past few decades, Keller (pictured left) has worked everywhere from AMD to Tesla, helping to develop new chips and hardware. Now, the industry veteran has announced his next move: ...

Esperanto Unveils ML Chip with Nearly 1,100 RISC-V Cores

December 9th, 2020 (0)
At the RISC-V Summit yesterday, Art Swift, CEO of Esperanto Technologies, announced a new, RISC-V based chip aimed at machine learning and containing nearly 1,100 low-power cores based on the open-source RISC-V architecture. Esperanto Technologies, headquartered in Mountain View, ...

How COVID-19 Can Be Positively Detected By An AI Model, a Cough and a Smartphone

November 24th, 2020 (0)
As early as December 2019, AI systems were warning policy-makers about the coronavirus. As the pandemic gained a foothold and began to spread across the world, AI found a number of other applications in the fight against COVID-19: mapping cases based ...

LinkedIn Spotlights GDMix, Its New Open-Source Deep Ranking Framework

September 30th, 2020 (0)
LinkedIn’s 706 million members and hundreds of billions of posts pose a clear challenge for a social network that aims to provide busy professionals with the most useful information possible. How does LinkedIn know which John Smith a given ...
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