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    Intel snaps up deep learning accelerator firm for $2bn

    Israel-based Habana Labs will boost Intel's AI strategy from the edge to the data centre.
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    Re: Intel snaps up deep learning accelerator firm for $2bn

    If you can't beat them ... buy them.

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    Re: Intel snaps up deep learning accelerator firm for $2bn

    nvidia and AMD in trouble! this AI field is becoming complex

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    Re: Intel snaps up deep learning accelerator firm for $2bn

    So what was wrong with Intel's Nervana? Two deep learning chipsets seems greedy.

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    Re: Intel snaps up deep learning accelerator firm for $2bn

    Quote Originally Posted by lumireleon View Post
    nvidia and AMD in trouble! this AI field is becoming complex
    Not really, Nvidia is the primary competitor but AMD is lagging behind as they don't have a networking arm or a deep/edge inferencing arm either. And as Intel is doing a Cisco and rather than inventing/innovating, they're just buying in talent. It could work but it'll take time to see.

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    So what was wrong with Intel's Nervana? Two deep learning chipsets seems greedy.
    Not really, Intel just completed their acquisition, this was already in the market and Intel had a large stake in them beforehand. Nervana is just going to be bolstered.

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    Re: Intel snaps up deep learning accelerator firm for $2bn

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    Not really, Intel just completed their acquisition, this was already in the market and Intel had a large stake in them beforehand. Nervana is just going to be bolstered.
    Yeeeah, it never really works like that does it

    The world is already getting saturated with AI processors for inferencing, every modern phone has at least one. Training hardware is different, but already seems a mature market. Big users like Google and Tesla are even making their own silicon for this stuff.

    Intel had Nervana for AI training, are claiming that their new Xe GPU technology is ideal for training, and now they have this. For a company so ruthlessly centred on profit margins, that isn't lasting long term. That's before you factor in Mobileye and their need for neural processing.

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