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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

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)