They may be relatively new to the market, but I think this is a serious contender in their space, much like Teradata was at the peak of relational technology.
Good news for those who like their AI chips big: Cerebras Systems has expanded support for the popular open-source PyTorch and TensorFlow machine-learning frameworks on the Wafer-Scale Engine 2 processors that power its CS-2 system. The chip designer says the expanded support, announced today, is an important milestone because …
Thursday 14th April 2022 07:47 GMT katrinab
Thursday 14th April 2022 09:00 GMT Martin Gregorie
Wafer repair is presumably not an option, unlike a conventional chassis full of replaceable system boards. As a result, if anything significant fails on a single wafer system, it seems very likely that you'd have to replace the entire wafer unless, of course, there are redundant subsystems designed into it. However, since I've seen nothing about redundancy being built into these systems-on-wafers, it seems likely that it doesn't exist. Otherwise it would be used as a selling point.
What did I miss?
Thursday 14th April 2022 10:05 GMT BOFH in Training
Redundancy is built in.
According to this : https://techcrunch.com/2019/08/19/the-five-technical-challenges-cerebras-overcame-in-building-the-first-trillion-transistor-chip/?guccounter=1
they have a 1 to 1.5% redundancy in cores.
Friday 15th April 2022 03:43 GMT Kevin McMurtrie