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Webinar: Transform Your Data Center with Our IPU-POD Scale-out Technology

Don’t miss Graphcore’s upcoming webinar “Transform Your Data Center with Our IPU-POD Scale-out Technology” on January 27, 2021 at 16:00 GMT, 8:00 PT, 11:00 ET. IPU-POD is Graphcore’s unique scale-out solution for high-performance machine intelligence compute, ideal for experimentation to prototype to production systems from IPU-M2000 with 4 IPUs up to supercomputing scale.

The Graphcore Second Generation IPU

Our friends over at Graphcore, the U.K.-based startup that launched the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) for AI acceleration in 2018, has released a new whitepaper introducing the IPU-Machine. This second-generation platform has greater processing power, more memory and built-in scalability for handling extremely large parallel processing workloads. This paper explores the new platform and assesses its strengths and weaknesses compared to the growing cadre of potential competitors.

The Graphcore Second Generation IPU

Our friends over at Graphcore, the U.K.-based startup that launched the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU) for AI acceleration in 2018, has released a new whitepaper introducing the IPU-Machine. This second-generation platform has greater processing power, more memory and built-in scalability for handling extremely large parallel processing workloads. This paper will explores the new platform and assess its strengths and weaknesses compared to the growing cadre of potential competitors.

Graphcore Announces $222M Series E Funding Round

Bristol, UK — Graphcore announced it has raised $222m of investment to help support the company’s global expansion and accelerate future IPU silicon, systems and software development. The Series E funding round is led by Ontario Teachers’ Pensions Plan Board and adds funds managed by Fidelity International and Schroders as new investors. Also participating in this round are existing Graphcore investors, […]

Graphcore Launches Global Partner Program

BRISTOL, England, Sept. 22, 2020 — Graphcore has announced the launch of its Elite Partner Program, a global network of channel partners helping to fulfil customer demand for the company’s AI compute platform, the IPU-M2000 and IPU-POD for scale-out and supercomputing scale. The list of launch partners is: 2CRSi, Atos, Boston Limited, BSI, Dell Technologies, Digital […]

Why Hardware Acceleration Is The Next Battleground In Processor Design

In this special guest feature, Theodore Omtzigt from Stillwater Supercomputing writes that as workloads specialize due to scale, hardware accelerated solutions will continue to be cheaper than approaches that utilize general purpose components. “If you’re a CIO who manages integrations of third-party hardware and software, be aware of new hardware acceleration technologies that can reduce the cost of service delivery by orders of magnitude.”

Radio Free HPC Looks at the coming wave of 40+ Different AI Chips

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC Team asks, “What are we going to do with 40+ AI chips?” One such chip, Graphcore, is touted as “the most complex processor” ever at some 20 billion transistors. The VC-backed company out of Bristol, UK is also valued on paper at $1.7b, gaining it the coveted “unicorn” status, apparently the “only western semi-conductor unicorn.”