OYO BUTURI
Vol.88
No.5
2019
5
20195885357
OYO BUTURI Vol.88 No.5 (2019)
Fundamental Lecture

AI computing hardware

Kohji HOSOKAWA1

AI had made incredible progress recently. It is widely recognized that AI is driving a new era of computing with the generation of a wide variety of applications. It is clear that the recent success of AI is due to the combination of big data, algorithmic advances and hardware improvement. However, the hardware has faced challenges due to the limits of Moore's law. Conventional CPUs may not be able to cope with the growing workload of AI. In response to this AI demand, there are emerging hardware technologies to accelerate AI computation. One is the so-called AI chip. The chip architecture as well as the technology trends for these promising hardware developments are explained.

  • 1 IBM Japan Ltd.
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