Facebook’s custom AI hardware will be open-source, ready for Skynet

While most artificial intelligence is powered by software, as the software gets more sophisticated, it relies on more powerful and sophisticated hardware to execute its needs. The social network will reportedly submit all the relevant design materials to the Open Compute Project, an organization that manages the sharing of datacenter infrastructure designs. “They’ve designed quite an elegant solution that can fully power and cool that number of GPUs and deliver maximum performance”. Nvidia says Big Sur will be the first time a computing system designed for machine learning will be released as an open source option. This advance means Facebook can train its neural systems to be twice as large as previous generation models twice as fast. We are all beginning to see the foundations getting laid for the future…


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