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IBM takes Power10 processors down to 7nm with Samsung, due to ship by end of 2021

bazza Silver badge


I've always liked the Power range of CPUs - all sorts of nifty add-ons that boggle the mind. Nice to see IBM keeping it going even now.

One thing did catch my eye though, and my point has nothing to do with Power as such. From the article:

"We're told Power10's architecture has a focus on accelerating matrix math operations for use in AI,"

Somehow the term "AI" loses its mystery if all it comes down to is matrix maths. As the great Dr. H Fry has it, it's just old statistics ideas played out on a scale larger than the originators ever had in mind.

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