Facebook is joining Google in open-sourcing its AI hardware

Big Sur, which Facebook is contributing to the Open Compute Project, includes eight GPU boards, each consisting of many chips but yet consuming only about 300 Watts of power. Google uses this kind of AI technique to recognize spoken words, translate from one language to another, improve Internet search results, and other tasks. Here is where the Facebook AI servers come into play. Recent advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence have been driven recently by larger publicly available research data and more powerful computers, specifically powered by GPU. Big Sur is twice as fast as Facebook’s previous-generation AI servers. Facebook’s Kevin Lee and Serkan Piantino wrote in a blog post that the open sourced AI hardware more efficient than off-the-shelf options because the servers can be operated within data…

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