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AI processors go mobile

At its iPhone X event last week, Apple devoted a lot of time to the A11 processor’s new neural engine that powers facial recognition and other features. The week before, at IFA in Berlin, Huawei announced its latest flagship processor, the Kirin 970, equipped with a Neural Processing Unit capable ...

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Why Intel built a neuromorphic chip

Intel has made several acquisitions and revamped its roadmap for deep learning. The new portfolio extends from Knights Mill and Lake Crest (Nervana) for training neural networks to Xeons, Altera FPGAs and Movidius vision processors for running these models. (I wrote about several of these in a post last week.) ...

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Intel releases first Optane SSD for desktops, workstations

Intel Optane SSD 900P Gamers and other PC enthusiasts have been drooling over Intel’s Optane technology, which turbocharges solid-state storage so much that it can even be part of the memory pool with a computer’s usual DRAM. Unfortunately, they’ve only been able to get their hands on Optane technology as ...

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