Baidu’s New Yardstick for Deep Learning Hardware Makers

September 26, 2016 Nicole Hemsoth When it comes to deep learning innovation on the hardware front, few other research centers have been as forthcoming with their results as Baidu. Specifically, the company’s Silicon Valley AI Lab (SVAL) has been the center of some noteworthy work on GPU-based deep learning as well as exploratory efforts using novel architectures specifically for ultra-fast training and inference. It stands to reason that teams at SVAIL don’t simply throw hardware at the wall to see what sticks, even though they seem to have more to throw around than most. Over the last couple of years, they have broken down their own benchmarking process into a set of operations that can be generalizable across certain problem areas while still offering a drill-down into which hardware performs…


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