Here’s What a Neural Net Looks Like On the Inside

Ever wonder what the inside of a machine learning model looks like? Today Graphcore released fascinating images that show how the computational graph concept maps to a new graph processor and graph programming framework it’s creating.

Graphcore is a UK-based startup that’s building a new processor, called the Intelligent Processing Unit (IPU), which is designed specifically to run machine learning workloads. Graphcore says systems that have its IPU processors, which will plug into traditional X86 servers via PCIe interfaces, will have more than 100x the memory bandwidth than scalar CPUs, and will outperform both CPUs and vector GPU for emerging machine learning workloads for both training and scoring stages.

Author: Alex Woodie


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