Chip Design Starts to Target AI

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

[...] Meanwhile, the European Commission has instituted the Mont-Blanc 2020 project to devise an ARM-based SoC for exascale workloads. The effort has drawn organizations like ARM Ltd., Atos/Bull, Kalray Corp. and SemiDynamics to work out a solution that combines a manycore architecture with low-power ASIC and FPGA implementations in support of applications ranging from storage and networking to autonomous vehicles. The goal here is not to produce a commercial product but to develop a basic blueprint for attributes like vector length, network and memory bandwidth and a workable power envelope.[...]