Jeff Dean: The Deep Learning Revolution and Its Implications for Computer Architecture and Chip Design

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It's not often Jeff Dean puts out new work. This paper is brand new, from a talk at a recent conference, and is jam-packed with interesting stuff if you care about the intersection of chip design and ML. I was particularly interested in the section Machine-Learning-Specialized Hardware, which was the best overview of the differences between a classic microprocessor and a TPU that I've read.

In related news: Microsoft is now offering Graphcore processors in Azure.

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