Facebook Open-sources Its Artificial Intelligence Hardware Design

In the past few months, we saw Facebook open-source many of its AI based softwares. Today however, the social networking giant took the whole open-sourcing craze up a notch. Facebook has announced that it is planning to open-source its latest AI server design. The server, dubbed Big Sur, is the latest development of the company in the hardware front. It can apparently be used inside several of the company’s applications. The detailed design of this hardware will soon be up for anyone to explore through the Open Compute Project. The blog post announcing the open-sourcing of Big Sur reads: Big Sur is our newest Open Rack-compatible hardware designed for AI computing at a large scale. In collaboration with partners, we’ve built Big Sur to incorporate eight high-performance GPUs of up to 300…


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