Inside the GPU Clusters that Power Baidu’s Neural Networks

December 11, 2015 Nicole Hemsoth While many consumers in the U.S. might not have heard much about Baidu, when it comes to engineers and computer scientists, the Chinese company is on par with Google, Facebook, and their ilk when it comes to massively scaled distributed computing. It uses that iron to deliver software capability that requires such scale. Baidu has garnered significant recognition for pioneering efforts in machine learning and deep neural networks, which the company uses to deliver services including near real-time speech recognition across vastly different languages, as well as English to Mandarin translation (and vice versa). Like other hyperscale companies, the tough work on the software side is matched by massive hardware optimization efforts which, when combined, make Baidu a major force in shaping the next generation…


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