Facebook’s giving away servers for AI: So what does it get in return?

Facebook is distributing 22 high-powered GPU servers to 15 research groups across nine European countries. Image: Facebook Just east of the Belgium capital, Brussels, Marian Verhelst’s microchip research group at the University of Leuven anxiously awaits a large shipment of supercomputing servers from Facebook’s Silicon Valley headquarters. Verhelst, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at the university known as KU Leuven, plans to employ the deep-learning potential of these computers to help develop more advanced processors. As part of a global research partnership to stimulate artificial-intelligence research into deep learning, Facebook is donating 22 GPU-accelerated computer servers to researchers in nine countries across Europe. Facebook has already donated four additional GPU servers to TU Berlin. And at the end of August, Facebook announced the list of the servers’ final recipients,…

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