August 22, 2017 Nicole Hemsoth
In the U.S. it is easy to focus on our native hyperscale companies (Google, Amazon, Facebook, etc.) and how they design and deploy infrastructure at scale.
But as our regular readers understand well, the equivalent to Google in China, Baidu, has been at the bleeding edge with chips, systems, and software to feed its own cloud-delivered and research operations.
We’ve written much over the last few years about the company’s emphasis on streamlining deep learning processing, most notably with GPUs, but Baidu has a new processor up its sleeve called the XPU. For now, the device has just been demonstrated …Read more