Rethinking computation: a processor architecture for artificial intelligence
Category : Abstract
Speaker: Amir Khosrowshahi, co-founder and CTO, Nervana Systems
Computers are increasingly being used to process and understand data. New approaches to computation are required as current processor technology reaches fundamental limits. Deep learning is a branch of machine learning that has recently achieved state-of-the-art in a wide range of domains including images, speech, and text. Nervana is developing a novel processor architecture for deep learning. By integrating the necessary distributed computational primitives at a low level into a new processor design, we are able to outperform current technology such as CPUs and GPUs by a large margin in speed, scaling, and efficiency.