December 11, 2015

Facebook to Open-Source AI Hardware Design

12057171 n copyFAIR is more than tripling its investment in GPU hardware as we focus even more on research and enable other teams across the company to use neural networks in our products and services. As part of our ongoing commitment to open source and open standards, we plan to contribute our innovations in GPU hardware to the Open Compute Project so others can benefit from them...

Big Sur is our newest Open Rack-compatible hardware designed for AI computing at a large scale. In collaboration with partners, we've built Big Sur to incorporate eight high-performance GPUs of up to 300 watts each, with the flexibility to configure between multiple PCI-e topologies. Leveraging NVIDIA's Tesla Accelerated Computing Platform... 

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