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The 10 Coolest AI Chips Of 2021
A look at the 10 coolest AI chips of 2021, which includes processors from semiconductor giants, cloud service providers and chip startups.
Google TPU v4
Google’s TPU v4 is the latest generation of the company’s Tensor Processing Units that are used to power internal machine learning workloads and some Google Cloud instances. Google CEO Sundar Pichai unveiled the new TPUs at the Google I/O event in May, saying that the TPU v4 provides more than double the performance of the previous generation. When 4,096 of them are combined into a TPU v4 Pod, the system can deliver 1.1 exaflops of peak performance, according to Google, which is equivalent to more than a quintillion mathematical equations per second. The company recently said that the TPU v4 was able to set new performance records in four MLPerf benchmarks, which showed that the chip was faster than Nvidia’s A100 GPU.