Baidu, Samsung Electronics Ready for Production of-Edge AI Chip

Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU), a chinese-language Internet search provider, and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world provider of advanced semiconductor technology, have announced that Baidu´s first cloud-to-edge AI accelerator, Baidu KUNLUN, has completed its development and will be mass-produced early next year, the companies said.

Baidu KUNLUN chip is built on the company´s advanced XPU, a home-grown neural processor architecture for cloud, edge, and AI, as well as Samsung´s 14-nanometer (nm) process technology with its I-CubeTM (Interposer-Cube) package solution.

The chip offers 512 gigabytes per second (GBps) memory bandwidth and supplies up to 260 Tera operations per second (TOPS) at 150 watts. In addition, the new chip allows Ernie, a pre-training model for natural language processing, to inference at a three times faster rate than that of conventional GPU/FPGA-accelerating models.

Leveraging the chip´s limit-pushing computing power and power efficiency, Baidu can effectively support a wide variety of functions including large-scale AI workloads, such as search ranking, speech recognition, image processing, natural language processing, autonomous driving, and deep learning platforms like PaddlePaddle.

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