Microsoft is introducing the new deep-based Project Brainwave platform based on a flexible architecture thanks to the use of FPGAs that allows for very low latency processing.
According to the updated Microsoft Calendar, using Brainwave and FPGA Chips would be open to developers using the Azure platform in 2018
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Microsoft has launched a hardware acceleration platform called Project Brainwave. The platform claims to offer an AI in real-time, enabling applications to run quickly. Microsoft has stated that it has used Intel Stratix 10 chip and programmable field chip (FPGA) capable of compiling 39.5 Teraflops of computer learning activities in less than 1 millisecond; also does not require you to compress the activities together. In a nutshell, the platform can instantly perform complex AI tasks.
Brainwave is presumably more flexible than many of its rivals. The platform works on a dynamic neural processing engine with FPGA chips. It can not only manage Microsoft’s AI framework, but it can also work with Google TensorFlow and several similar systems. It builds an automatic learning system as you want and can be tested in real time. The US colossus is planning to debut Brainwave on its Cloud Cloud service.
Although it is absolutely unlikely that technology will receive broad adoption, it is clear that Microsoft does not want to leave the industry in the hands of its rivals, especially when Google and Facebook are trying to take a substantial position in this field. Bill Gates’s giant hopes companies will return to use Azure and is making every effort to improve Artificial Intelligence management and performance control.
Project Brainwave can currently release 39.5 Power Teraflops, but for the arrival on Azure scheduled for early 2018 Microsoft will ensure it will reach 90 Tflops. In addition, the system is already compatible with Microsoft CNTK and Google Tensorflow, with the support of Facebook Caffe 2 coming.
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