Graphcore processors for machine learning


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Graphcore company has announced the creation of a new type of processors for machine learning and graph operations. They named the design IPU - Intelligence Processing Unit. According to the information from the company’s site, the device is designed for massive parallel computing using numbers with low-precision (perhaps, half-precision) floating point. It is promised, that the processor will have a much higher density of computing elements than already existing solutions in this field.


No more detailed information about the new processor design is available yet. All we can do is follow the news on official site: