Eyeing Data Centers of the Future, Intel Buys AI Startup

Intel is betting on a healthy data center business, driven by demand from artificial intelligence In a nod to the future of cloud computing, Intel today agreed to buy Nervana, a startup that makes hardware and software for machine learning and artificial intelligence. Nervana is relatively rare for a computing startup, in that it focuses on both the hardware and software required for deep learning—the framework of artificial intelligence. Founded in 2014, the San Diego company’s products include Nervana Cloud, a complete system for customers who want to train their own deep learning models. There are, of course, competitors offering similar products, including established chipmakers like Qualcomm and newcomers like Movidius. But Nervana says its distinguishing factor is that it has optimized the silicon in its chips for AI tasks,…


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