One of the key elements to deep learning and training is lots of very dense compute, as well as the dense servers to go through the computation. Intel’s Nervana NNP-T Spring Crest silicon, which we saw at Hot Chips earlier this year, is the ‘big training silicon’ that came out of the acquisition with Nervana: a 680 mm2 built on TSMC 16nm with CoWoS with four stacks of HBM2. The servers using this silicon are now starting to appear, and we caught sight of two at the Supermicro booth at Supercomputing.
Hot Chips 31 Live Blogs: Intel Spring Crest NNP-T on 16nm TSMC
Intel is showing us some of the design features of its new ML training product, Spring Crest.4 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/19/2019