Chinas first cloud AI chip released to the worlds advanced level

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 Chinas first cloud AI chip released to the worlds advanced level


The cloud smart chip is the core chip for the large-scale data centers and servers in the field of artificial intelligence. In May 3rd, the Chinese Academy of Sciences issued the first cloud - based artificial intelligence chip in China. The theoretical peak speed reached 128 trillion fixed-point operations per second, reaching the worlds advanced level. It would be widely used in different fields such as smart phones, smart phones, smart cameras, intelligent driving and so on. Smart chip is a hot topic in cutting-edge technology and society. It is also an insuperable key link in the development of AI technology. It can be said that no matter how to lead the algorithm, if it wants to be applied in the end, it must be realized by chip. In May 3rd, the new generation of artificial intelligence chip conference in the world was held in Shanghai. The Cambrian science and technology company under the Chinese Academy of Sciences issued Chinas independent research and development of CambriconMLU100 cloud end smart chip and card products, and the Cambrian 1M terminal intelligent processor IP products. The first cloud artificial intelligence chip in China, with its theoretical peak speed reaching 128 trillion fixed-point calculations per second, has reached the worlds advanced level. New breakthroughs in smart chips As the focus of this conference, the CambriconMLU100 cloud smart chip for the first time officially appeared is Chinas first cloud AI chip. According to the research fellow of the CAS Computing Institute and the founder of Cambrian company and CEO Chen Tianshi, the cloud - end smart chip is the core chip for large scale data centers and servers in the field of artificial intelligence. The smart chip of cloud is bigger and more complex. The biggest difference between the smart chip and terminal chip is its stronger computing power. The MLU100 cloud smart chip uses the latest Cambrian MLUv01 architecture and the advanced technology of TSMC16nm, which can work in the equilibrium mode (1GHz main frequency) and the high performance mode (1.3GHz main frequency). The equivalent theoretical peak velocity under the equilibrium mode reaches 128 trillion fixed-point operations per second, and the equivalent theoretical peak velocity in the high energy mode is more than the same. It can reach 166 trillion and 400 billion fixed-point operations per second, but the typical board level power consumption is only 80 watts, and the peak power consumption is not more than 110 watts. In the past 3 years, we have developed two test chips, and we have been preparing for the final appearance of smart chips at the moment. Chen Tianshi said, MLU100 based on hardware and software synergies to enhance memory bandwidth utilization, whether from performance ratio, or power ratio, the Cambrian era will set up new benchmarks in the field of smart chips. Like Cambrian terminal processors, MLU100 cloud chip continues to continue the excellent versatility of Cambrian products, supporting large-scale commercial testing of millions of users, carrying various deep learning and classic machine learning algorithms, fully satisfying visual, voice, Natural Language Processing, classic data mining, and so on. Cloud based intelligent processing needs in complex fields such as large data volume, multi task, multi-modal, low latency and high throughput. From the end to the cloud cooperative development Cambrian technology company was born in the Institute of computing technology of Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2016, it released the worlds first commercial deep learning special processor, the Cambrian 1A processor. It broke many records and was selected as the fifteen leading Internet technology achievement in the world selected by the third world Internet Conference. At present, the Cambrian processor has also been applied to the flagship model recently published by a well-known domestic mobile phone and has realized the integrated application. In recent years, the rapid development of the AI industry has promoted the rapid growth of the chip market scale, and also promoted the extension of AI computing from the terminal to the cloud. Chen Tianshi said the Cambrian technology carried out the concept of end cloud collaboration in the Cambrian period. The MLU100 cloud chip, which was released, could not only accomplish a variety of complex cloud intelligence tasks independently, but also perfectly fit the Cambrian 1A/1H/1M terminal processor, so that the terminal and the cloud can be coordinated on the basis of a unified intelligent ecology. Miscellaneous intelligent processing tasks. In the past, most of the chip manufacturers were attacking the end, such as the chip giant ARM or the main attack cloud, such as Intel. There is little to both of them, because the task cloud of the end cloud is quite different from each other. But in the age of intelligence, this situation will be completely broken. Because the tasks of end and cloud are integrated, the ecology of programming and usage is also consistent. As a general machine learning chip manufacturer, Cambrian is a combination of cloud and key technologies to jointly promote the development of smart chip ecosystem. Chen Tianshi said. Zhang Xu, vice president of the CAS Shanghai branch and academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, said that smart chips, which used to be used in mobile phones and other terminals, to a higher level of cloud - end artificial intelligence chips today, can make the applications of mobile phones and other terminals become more widely used in the future in the cloud and so on, so this is a pioneering work. A breakthrough. At present, many technology companies have stepped up research and development of AI chips, including smart phones, driverless, cloud computing and other giants. According to the relevant agencies, by 2021, the size of the AI chip market will exceed US $11 billion, compared with us $3 billion 600 million in 2016. The original intention of the Cambrian establishment is to enable the world to use intelligent processors. Chen Tianshi told reporters that the Cambrian will take the spirit of open and cooperative academia and share the latest technological achievements with the whole world in the form of processor IP authorized by the whole world, so that global customers can quickly design and produce chips with artificial intelligence processing capabilities. Construction of artificial intelligence ecological chain At the conference, some Cambrian industrial partners openly demonstrated the application plan based on Cambrian chips. Tong Fuyao, senior vice president of Lenovo Group, launched a ThinkSystemSR650 based on the Cambrian MLU100 smart card at the conference, breaking the world record of 37 server benchmarks. In the new product, we carry the Cambrian chip, which helps all walks of life in artificial intelligence, VR, high-performance computing and other aspects of research and development and industry solutions to the ground. Tong Fuyao said. Not only that, chip results will also be applied to the field of intelligent speech. An hours voice data is handled intelligently on a traditional processor, which takes ten thousand hours to complete, and CDA has been tracking the advancement of artificial intelligence dedicated chips. Cheng Su, the president of Shanghais signal flight, introduced that the Cambrian intelligent processor handed over excellent answers on the voice intelligence processing, and the energy efficiency was more than 5 times more than the competitors cloud GPU scheme. Its powerful processing capability makes the mobile phone local processing more complex machine learning algorithms, making the speech local recognition accuracy 9.8% ahead of the traditional processor, significantly improving the user experience. Ren Jingyang, senior vice president of Zhongke dawning, launched a server product series PHANERON based on CambriconMLU100 intelligent processing card in the conference. Its performance is more powerful, it can support 2 - 10 Cambrian MLU processing cards, flexible response to different intelligent application load. Taking the upgraded version of PHANERON-10 as an example, a single server can integrate 10 Cambrian artificial intelligence processing units to provide 832T semi precision floating-point operation capability for artificial intelligence training applications, and provide 1.66P integer operation ability for reasoning applications, and 30 times more energy efficiency in typical scenes. The next step, the cooperation between the dawn and Cambrian will not only be limited to the whole field, but will extend from the top scientific research to the low end application, together to build the downstream application industry and build an artificial intelligence ecological chain. Ren Jing said that the dawn of the Chinese Academy of Sciences will also release an artificial intelligence management platform, SothisAI, to achieve seamless docking and deep integration with the Cambrian chips and development environment. Source: China Economic Net editor: Zhu Xiaodong _NBJS6126 Ren Jingyang, senior vice president of Zhongke dawning, launched a server product series PHANERON based on CambriconMLU100 intelligent processing card in the conference. Its performance is more powerful, it can support 2 - 10 Cambrian MLU processing cards, flexible response to different intelligent application load. Taking the upgraded version of PHANERON-10 as an example, a single server can integrate 10 Cambrian artificial intelligence processing units to provide 832T semi precision floating-point operation capability for artificial intelligence training applications, and provide 1.66P integer operation ability for reasoning applications, and 30 times more energy efficiency in typical scenes. The next step, the cooperation between the dawn and Cambrian will not only be limited to the whole field, but will extend from the top scientific research to the low end application, together to build the downstream application industry and build an artificial intelligence ecological chain. Ren Jing said that the dawn of the Chinese Academy of Sciences will also release an artificial intelligence management platform, SothisAI, to achieve seamless docking and deep integration with the Cambrian chips and development environment.