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Cerebras brings wafer-size AI chips to medical data analysis

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I can now talk about these systems. Note that this is second hand info.

They are pretty d*mn impressive. But like a lot of devices in this class a lot depends on what you are trying to do. What this system excels at are calculations that involve transferring a lot of data between cores. Getting data out of memory into the processors isn't going to be any faster, nor is each individual core faster at performing operations. But if your need fits its strength, it does appear stand out and meet the marketing hype.

One caveat - all of that power on a single chip does lead to a LOT of heat concentrated in one place. So while the computer itself may sit in a relatively small area the cooling system...doesn't. Also be sure and check your power availability.

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