Google builds its first chip just for Machine Learning

Google builds its first chip just for Machine Learning

By Ajay Kadkol - May 27, 2016 02:11 PM EDT

Last week’s Google IO conference generated a lot of interesting news. One of the more intriguing items was the revelation that Google is building its own chip for machine learning (ML). The Google chip is designed to work with Google TensorFlow language and is called the Google Tensor Processing Unit TPU).

Placenta on a chip

"Micro-Chip" Placenta May Help Shed Light on Pregnancy Mysteries

By Kamal Nayan - Jun 18, 2015 03:54 PM EDT

Researchers have created "placenta-on-a-chip," a miniature device that uses actual human cells to imitate the way a placenta works inside a pregnant woman's body. The organ, essential to human life, sustains a fetus while it grows.

AMD Chips

AMD Unveils New Carrizon Chip, Aimed At Mid-Range Notebook Market, Brings 4K Support

By Kamal Nayan - Jun 03, 2015 03:07 AM EDT

AMD has launchd a new processor that brings 4K video playback and decoding, video and photo editing and higher end gaming to relatively cheap notebooks.

CHIP Computer

Next Thing Co. Launches World's First $9 Computer; Will It Be a Raspberry Pi Killer?

By Kamal Nayan - May 11, 2015 04:56 AM EDT

Next Thing Co. is launching the world's first $9 computer, which could be Raspberry Pi killer. Dubbed CHIP - the device is an entire computer and functions in the same way that any system would buy at the store would.


The $9 CHIP The 'Here, There and Everywhere' of Computers?

By Peter R - May 09, 2015 07:13 PM EDT

CHIP can run Linux and packs in some modest gaming capabilities.


Raspberry Pi 2 Is 6x Faster, Features Quad-Core Chip, 1GB SDRAM

By Kamal Nayan - Feb 02, 2015 12:13 PM EST

The next version of Raspberry Pi is now available, featuring a 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU and 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM, for just $35. According to the company, the "entry-level PC" is six times the performance and two times the memory of its predecessor.

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