| Biggest Chip Ever Holds 1.2 Trillion Transistors

We get it, press releases are filled with hyperbole. Cerebras lately introduced they have got constructed the greatest chip ever. The chip has 400,000 cores and comprises 1.2 trillion transistors on a die over 46,000 sq. mm in house. That is more or less the similar as a sq. about 8.5 inches on each and every facet. However truthfully, the WSE — Wafer Scale Engine — is simply maximum of a wafer no longer lower up. Generally a wafer may have a number of copies of a tool on it and it will get break up into items.

Consistent with the corporate, the WSE is 56 instances higher than the most important GPU in the marketplace. The chip boasts 18 gigabytes of garage unfold across the large die. The issue is not making this sort of beast — even though a regular wafer is permitted to have a undeniable selection of dangerous spots. The actual issues come thru issues reminiscent of interconnections and thermal control.

The white paper is detailed whilst nonetheless managing to be somewhat fuzzy. Along with by some means fixing the interconnect, packaging and thermal issues of the usage of a complete wafer, the structure of the cores is meant to be amenable to sparse matrices and the particular forms of algorithms essential for deep studying.

There is no phrase as but on price or explicit availability, however we had been hoping a minimum of for an emulator. On the other hand, it’s undoubtedly large and if it lives as much as its promise may just force new deep studying packages. Now we have noticed neural community coprocessors prior to. We even had our personal deep dive into them.

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