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Stop and think for a moment how much of the Internet is powered by Google. Many of you reading this have at least one Gmail account, if not several, and for many people Google is the go-to search engine. It is pretty amazing when you think about it, and even more so when you consider the underlying hardware and technologies involve. One of those bits includes Google's Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), a mighty chip that just became even mightier. These custom ASICs that Google built help power the company's machine learning efforts. Services such as Street View and Inbox Smart Reply lean heavily on machine learning to deliver a seamless experience to customers. But as Google points out, training... Read more...
It’s no secret that Google is heavily invested in machine learning algorithms for use in its vast software portfolio. Products like Street View, Inbox Smart Reply and even voice search rely heavily on machine learning to deliver customers the data they need in quick fashion. But behind what may seem like rather mundane software on the surface is some incredibly powerful hardware. In Google’s case, the company has been using its own custom ASIC for the past year which it calls the Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) to power its machine learning efforts. If you want to know just how powerful Google’s TPU is, then look no further than the famed AlphaGo computer that bested Go champion Lee Sedol on multiple... Read more...