Facebook makes its Big Sur AI server design available to anyone

The server uses powerful GPUs and will be released through the Open Compute Project Big Sur, Facebook’s server purpose built for running machine learning programs. Credit: Facebook IDG News Service Dec 10, 2015 2:23 PM Facebook is releasing the hardware design for a server it uses to train artificial intelligence software, allowing other companies exploring AI to build similar systems. Code-named Big Sur, Facebook uses the server to run its machine learning programs, a type of AI software that “learns” and gets better at tasks over time. It’s contributing Big Sur to the Open Compute Project, which it set up to let companies share designs for new hardware. One common use for machine learning is image recognition, where a software program studies a photo or video to identify the objects…


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