Tag: perspective

Note on IEEE SCV-SF EDS Annual Symposium

2016-11-11 Fri High-Performance Hardware for Machine Learning NVIDIA Chief Scientist, Stanford University, Dr. Dally Hardware and Data enable DNNs the need for speed: 10x to 16x GFLOP increase Google, MS AlexNet, Baidu Deep Speech recognition what network? DNNS, CNNS, RNNS key operation: matrix vector multiplication DNN are trivally parallized data parallel: run multiple inputs in … Continue reading Note on IEEE SCV-SF EDS Annual Symposium

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My recent thoughts about IC industry

Consolidation of future application Recent consolidation progress is going so crazy, mostly because of the IC industry is becoming less and less profitable in every individual application fields. My perspective is that this is not just a consolidation of business itself, but a huge change of IC industry business model. There won't be so many … Continue reading My recent thoughts about IC industry

DAC2015观察

汽车设计正在成为EDA公司的讨论热点。我个人觉得ANSYS应该算是其中翘楚,因为各种物理模拟器和散热模拟器是他们的传统强项。而诸如Synospsys和Mentor这样的软件厂商就更多的focus在电子系统上,硬件软件全部都有。 From Mindy: EDA厂商每年都要收购大量的小公司来保证自己的创造力。 ARM推出了专门针对Bluetooth 4.0的IP库和demo 有一家叫做flexlogic的公司,专门做FPGA阵列的IP,用于在普通的ASIC芯片上embed FPGA模块。但是这个模块的规模一般不会太大。跟他们现场的工程师聊天发现,他们和Marvell做SSD的Engling已经有合作了,用FPGA做在调试接口上,以少量的PIN来支持多种不同的调试协议。想法还是挺有创意的。

Moore’s Law challenges below 10nm (my log on ISSCC 2015 evening session)

Bohr: moore's law for 50 years $/mm2 is increasing since 130nm heterogeneous intergration: 3D chip is not a replacement of moore's law (quite opposite with Sehat) refocus on general purpose design Hill: 21 century computer architecture 21stcentruryarchitecturewhitepaper.pdf instruction set is not going to be untouchable anymore energy first parallelism specialization cross-layout design cross-cutting: break current … Continue reading Moore’s Law challenges below 10nm (my log on ISSCC 2015 evening session)