Facebook teams with Nvidia as it open sources AI hardware

Facebook has already established a reputation for its internal engineering projects, whether they be simply tweaking algorithms on the News Feed or brand new hardware for its homegrown data centers scattered around the globe. The world’s largest social network has also been vocal on its contributions to the open source community. Thus, the latest news out of Menlo Park, Calif. this week taps into all of the above with the announcement that it plans to open source its artificial intelligence (AI) hardware. More about Facebook’s infrastructure: Facebook engineers Kevin Lee and Serkan Piantino stressed in a blog post on Thursday that the open sourced AI hardware built from scratch is both more efficient and versatile than off-the-shelf options because the servers can be operated within data centers based on Open…


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