Facebook Open Sources AI Servers

Facebook says Big Sur will enable the company to train twice as many neural networks and to create neural networks that are twice as large in order to develop new classes of advanced applications. Three days later, Microsoft followed suit with the released of their own software which allows the distributing of machine learning across multiple devices to make it more powerful. Big Sur, named after a stretch of picturesque California coastline, uses GPUs from Nvidia, including its Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform. The high-powered M40 GPU, intended for deploying deep neural networks, is being framed as the linchpin for powering the Big Sur platform and Open Rack-compatible hardware. Yann LeCun, the man in charge of Facebook’s AI research group, believes that opening up Big Sur can help unlock design ideas…


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