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Friday 30th July 2021 06:39 AM
Silicon Takes Center Stage At The AI Hardware Summit
With the popularity of AI growing within the last few years, so too have the number of conferences either dedicated to machine learning and artificial intelligence or at least discussing the topics as a major portion of the agenda. But, the inaugural AI Hardware Summit stood out from the crowd last year. At the conference, not merely did attendees hear from the major technology players, some start-ups like Habana emerged from stealth mode with innovative solutions. The second annual AI Hardware Summit presented by Kisaco Research promises more of the same.
This year’s conference promises to offer a range of solutions for AI, not only at the chip level but also some of the supporting products and services for AI solutions. On top of that, there will be presentations on training and inference, the edge and the cloud, and driving applications, such as autonomous vehicles. The conference will also offer a diverse set of solutions demonstrating how AI is pushing the boundaries of technology with everything from innovative digital architectures to analog, photonics, and neuromorphic computing.
One of the companies scheduled to present is Cerebras, which just came out of stealth mode a few weeks ago at Hot Chips with the world’s largest processor. Other relative newcomers include GrAI Matter Labs, Rain Neuromorphics, and SambaNova Systems. More recognizable start-ups include Flex Logix with scalable FPGA solutions, Mythic with its unique analog computing architecture, Graphcore with its Intelligent Processing Unit (IPU) with massive amounts of on-die memory, and Habana with its Goya inference and Gaudi training processors.
Not to be defeated by the start-ups, the more established technology leaders Alibaba, Cadence, IBM, Intel, Google, Facebook, Nvidia, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Mentor (now a division of Siemens), Synopsys, and Uber will also be touting their technology. Other manufacturers include those enabling the AI platforms, such as compiler and OS provider Applied Brain Research (ABR), power delivery supplier Vicor, ASIC chip designer and manufacturer eSilicon, and memory and storage providers Crossbar, Pure Storage, and Rambus. And companies developing solutions around AI like Optum for medical services and Medallia for customer experience.
In all, the AI hardware Summit promises to be a vibrant conference. As part of Tirias Research’s coverage of AI, will be attending the conference and delivering more details on some of the announcements that will be shaping AI technology in the near future.