making headlines | A breakthrough processor invented for AI

topic: progress in computing
August 20, 2019


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Cerebras says its computer chip is the largest ever built: as big as a dinner plate — 100 times the size of a typical chip.

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topic progress in computing
story A breakthrough processor invented for AI.

— facts —-

the world’s largest chip:

  • named the Wafer Scale Engine • by Cerebras
  • 56 times larger than the biggest graphics processing unit ever made
  • 400,000 cores
  • 18 GB on-chip SRAM
  • 3,000 times more on-chip memory
  • tightly coupled memory for efficient data access
  • 33,000 times more bandwidth
  • extensive high bandwidth communication fabric
  • groups of cores work together

1. |

publication: the New York Times
story title: To power AI, start-up creates a giant computer chip
read | story


2. |

publication: BBC
story title: Cerebras reveals world’s largest computer chip for AI tasks
read | story


3. |

publication: VentureBeat
story title: Cerebras Systems unveils a record 1.2 trillion transistor chip for AI
deck: text
read | story


no. 4 |

publication: EE Times
story title: Start-up spins whole wafer for AI
deck: Cerebras taps wafer-scale integration for training.
read | story


no. 5 |

publication: Wired
story title: To power AI, this start-up built a really, really big chip
deck: Many computer chips are smaller than your fingernail.
deck: Cerebras new chip for AI systems is bigger than a standard iPad.
read | story



on the web | pages

Cerebras | home
Cerebras | technology



— notes —

AI = artificial intelligence
GPU = graphics processing unit
SRAM = static random access memory

EE = electrical engineering
BBC = British Broadcasting Company


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story title: making headlines | A breakthrough processor invented for AI
deck: topic: progress in computing
year: 2019
section: stories on progress

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/12/technology/google-artificial-intelligence-chips.html