back to article Former Intel AI boss Naveen Rao is now counting the cost of machine learning, literally

A former head of artificial intelligence products at Intel has started a company to help companies cut overhead costs on AI systems. Naveen Rao, CEO and co-founder of MosaicML, previously led Nervana Systems, which was acquired by Intel for $350m. But like many Intel acquisitions, the marriage didn't pan out, and Intel killed …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "hardware performance per dollar is growing at only a fraction of that rate"

    Well duh, computing hardware is nearing the bleeding edge of atomic limits. The golden days where Intel's new generation of CPUs was >25% faster than the previous gen are long gone.

    The only improvements we're getting these days is in making the hardware multitask its duties and throwing more computing power at problems that were handled solely by the CPU before. And we're already reaching the limit on how much more can be done on that.

    It sounds crazy, but there will come a day when new hardware designs will become few and far between. Computers will come in several sizes and power configurations, and the choices will stay the same for decades at a time.

    And I might yet see the beginnings of that in my lifetime.

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