May 22, 2017 Nicole Hemsoth
Around this time last year, we delved into a new FPGA-based architecture that targeted efficient, scalable machine learning inference from startup DeePhi Tech. The company just rounded out its first funding effort with an undisclosed sum with major investors, including Banyan Capital and as we learned this week, FPGA maker Xilinx.
As that initial article details, the Stanford and Tsinghua University-fed research focused on network pruning and compression at low precision with a device that could be structured for low latency and custom memory allocations. These efforts were originally built on Xilinx FPGA hardware and given this first round of …Read more