Hot Chips

I’ve said it a million times and I’ll say it again – the best industry conference I go to every year is Hot Chips. The event has grown over the years, to around 1700 people in 2019 if I remember correctly, but it involves two days of presentations about the latest hardware that has hit the market. This includes new and upcoming parts that change the industry we work in, including deep dives into some of the most important silicon at play in the market today. There are also extensive keynote presentations from the most prominent members of the industry that give insights into how these people (and the companies) work, but also where the future is going. This week the lid was lifted on...

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Intel/Tsinghua Xeon Jintide Security CPU

Doing custom x86 CPUs is nothing new: presenting one at Hot Chips is new. Here we have Tsinghua University giving a presentation on Jintide, its custom solution built upon...

10 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/20/2019

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Intel Lakefield and Foveros

One of the interesting developments in packaging technology in recent memory is the 3D stacking of Intel's new Foveros technology. The first chip to use this packaging technology is...

31 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/20/2019

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Gen-Z Chipset for Exascale Fabric

One of the key competing interconnects of the future is Gen-Z, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise have a Gen-Z chipset to show at Hot Chips today.

3 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/20/2019

Hot Chips 31 Keynote Day 2: Dr. Phillip Wong, VP Research at TSMC (1:45pm PT)

The keynote for the second day is from TSMC, with Dr. Phillip Wong taking the stage to talk about the latest developments in TSMC's research and portfolio. The talk...

12 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/20/2019

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Intel 10nm Spring Hill NNP-I Inference Chip

One of Intel's future 10nm products is the Spring Hill NNP-I 1000 Inference Engine. Today the company is lifting the lid on some of the architecture behind the chip.

2 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/20/2019

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Xilinx Versal AI Engine

Xilinx, the manufacturer of FPGAs, announced its new Versal AI engine last year as a way of moving FPGAs into the AI domain. This talk is set to expand...

10 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/20/2019

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: NVIDIA Multi-Chip AI Accelerator at 128 TOPS

NVIDIA announced at a VLSI conference last year that it had designed a test multi-chip solution for DNN computations. The company is explaining the technology today at Hot Chips...

2 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/20/2019

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Tesla Solution for Full Self Driving

The first talk being live blogged at Hot Chips today is from Tesla, who are showing off their compute and redundancy solution for a fully-self driving car. We assume...

3 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/20/2019

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Cerebras' 1.2 Trillion Transistor Deep Learning Processor

Some of the big news of today is Cerebras announcing its wafer-scale 1.2 trillion transistor solution for deep learning. The talk today goes into detail about the technology.

29 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/19/2019

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Habana's Approach to AI Scaling

The final talk today at Hot Chips is from Habana, who is discussing its approach to how to scale AI compute.

9 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/19/2019

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Intel Spring Crest NNP-T on 16nm TSMC

Intel is showing us some of the design features of its new ML training product, Spring Crest.

3 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/19/2019

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Huawei Da Vinci Architecture

Huawei has already announced a range of Ascend products based on its in-house machine learning architecture, Da Vinci. Today we get a look inside the architecture.

1 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/19/2019

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Facebook Zion Unified Training Platform

Facebook is presenting details on Zion, its next generation in-memory unified training platform.

1 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/19/2019

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: MLperf Benchmark

MLperf is an up-and-coming benchmark aimed at machine learning, backed by a number of industry leaders in this area.

2 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/19/2019

Hot Chips 31 Keynote Day 1: Dr. Lisa Su, CEO of AMD Live Blog (1:45pm PT)

The keynote for day one at Hot Chips is from Dr. Lisa Su, AMD of CEO. AMD is riding high after successful Ryzen 3000 and 2nd Gen EPYC Rome...

22 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/19/2019

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Intel Optane

This year at Hot Chips, Intel is presenting the latest updates to its Optane PCDMM strategy.

21 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/19/2019

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Princeton In-Memory Compute Embedded CPU

Princeton is presenting it's own solution for in-memory compute this year at Hot Chips.

3 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/19/2019

Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: IBM's Next Generation POWER

We're here at Hot Chips 31 / 2019, and the first talk to be live blogged is IBM's newest variant of its POWER CPUs. This talk starts at 10am...

17 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/19/2019

Hot Chips 2018: NEC Vector Processor Live Blog

We saw this at Supercomputing last year: NEC's new Vector PCIe co-processor. I've wanted to write about it for a while, so I'm glad it's being presented here at...

9 by Ian Cutress on 8/21/2018

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