Former NASA chief’s startup exits stealth with a 256-core machine learning chip

Daniel Goldin has an impressive resume. The 75-year-old spent over a quarter century in the aerospace industry during the first leg of his career, went on to become the director of NASA and is now returning to the fold as the head of a newly launched startup. KnuEdge Inc., as the outfit is called, hit the scene today with a homegrown processor specifically designed to run machine learning algorithms. Dubbed KNUPATH, the chip sports 256 cores and 16 bidirectional I/O paths that provide 320 Gbs of throughput. It’s also well-equipped to run in large environments, with the startup claiming that a single deployment can scale to over half a million nodes while keeping inter-rack latency at around 400 milliseconds. The end-result is an up to sixfold improvement in the performance of…


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