Startup Groq Announces Deterministic AI Hardware
Authors: Alex Norton, Michael Feldman
Publication Date: May 2020
Length: 3 pages
The recent announcement of a novel neural network processor by Silicon Valley startup Groq reflects the diversification taking place in hardware accelerators being developed for the artificial intelligence (AI) market. Groq’s Tensor Streaming Processor (TSP) uses a simplified architecture to enforce deterministic behavior, which offers a unique attribute for machine learning inference in both datacenter applications and for those at the edge.
Updated HPC Market Forecast Compared To Previous Forecast
Earl Joseph, Steve Conway and Alex Norton
This Quick Take presents the new Hyperion Research forecast compared to the previous (May 2018) five-year HPC forecast. The HPC market grew faster than expected in 2018 at 15.6% growth over 2017, resulting in sales of $14.5 billion for the year.
May 2019 | Quick Take
RIKEN Supercomputer Is Number One in the World on the Demanding HPCG Benchmark Test
Alex Larzelere, Bob Sorensen, Earl Joseph, Steve Conway and Alex Norton
At SC17 in Denver, the Japanese RIKEN K computer emerged for the third straight time as the world's most powerful supercomputer based on the High Performance Conjugate Gradient (HPCG) benchmark list. Although China's Tianhe-2 supercomputer has been widely seen as number one in the world based on its LINPAC rating, the HPCG test that the K computer excelled on may be more representative of the range of real-world HPC problems encounter by users. Riken's K computer has been either number one or two since the HPCG list came out in 2014.
June 2018 | Quick Take