The Age of the GPU is Upon Us

May 31, 2016 Todd Mostak Having made the improbable jump from the game console to the supercomputer, GPUs are now invading the datacenter.  This movement is led by Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Tesla, Baidu and others who have quietly but rapidly shifted their hardware philosophy over the past twelve months.  Each of these companies have significantly upgraded their investment in GPU hardware and in doing so have put legacy CPU infrastructure on notice. The driver of this change has been deep learning and machine intelligence, but the movement continues to downstream into more and more enterprise-grade applications – led in part by the explosion of data. Behind this shift is an evolving perspective of how computing should operate—  one that has a particular emphasis on massive quantities of data, machine…


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