Reply to post: @Ken Re: Can it do anything else?

Revealed: Blueprints to Google's AI FPU aka the Tensor Processing Unit

Ian Michael Gumby
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@Ken Re: Can it do anything else?

That's part of what makes this interesting.

Google is investing in custom hardware that is designed for a narrow niche of applications.

Its an indicator that it makes sense to buy custom hardware and not to rely on COTS because the value exceeds the costs.

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