At its Build conference, Microsoft said Project Brainwave, its deep learning acceleration platform harnessing Intel FPGAs, has been integrated with Azure Machine Learning for the cloud as well as edge computing.
In 2017, Microsoft also focused on hyperscale hardware, continuing its innovation with FPGAs and GPUs to speed its networking and machine learning services, while test-driving ARM cloud servers.
This week Microsoft unveiled Project Brainwave, a deep learning acceleration platform the latest fruits of its collaboration with Intel on FPGA-based computing.
The rise of specialized computing is bringing powerful new server hardware into the data center, a trend seen in new tech from Google, NVIDIA, AMD, ARM, Intel and Microsoft.
Intel today unveiled FPGA-powered hardware targeting the artificial intelligence (AI) market, which has emerged as a focus of investment for the largest data center operators.
Intel has begun a pilot program for new chips that combine traditional Intel CPUs with field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), semiconductors that can be reprogrammed to perform specialized computing tasks for cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT).