Chinese language expertise large Huawei on Friday launched the world’s strongest Artificial Intelligence (AI) processor — the Ascend 910 — together with an all-scenario AI computing framework — MindSpore.
The Ascend 910 is a brand new AI processor that belongs to the corporate’s collection of Ascend-Max chipsets.
The telecom large had introduced that the processor’s deliberate specs at its 2018 flagship occasion, Huawei Join, and after a 12 months of improvement, outcomes now present that the Ascend 910 processor delivers with a lot decrease energy consumption than initially deliberate, in response to the corporate.
“Now we have been making regular progress since we introduced our AI technique in October 2018. The whole lot is shifting ahead in response to plan, from R&D to product launch.
“We promised a full-stack, all-scenario AI portfolio and right now we delivered, with the discharge of Ascend 910 and MindSpore. This additionally marks a brand new stage in Huawei’s AI technique,” Eric Xu, Rotating Chairman, Huawei, stated in an announcement.
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Regardless of its efficiency, Ascend 910’s max energy consumption is simply 310W, a lot decrease than its deliberate specs (350W).
The chipset is used for AI mannequin coaching and in a typical coaching session based mostly on ResNet-50, the mixture of Ascend 910 and MindSpore is about two occasions quicker at coaching AI fashions than different mainstream coaching playing cards utilizing TensorFlow.
Huawei additionally stated that it’ll proceed investing in AI processors to ship extra plentiful, reasonably priced and adaptable computing energy that meets the wants of a broad vary of eventualities akin to edge computing, on-vehicle computing for autonomous driving and coaching.
The MindSpore AI framework is adaptable to all eventualities — throughout all units, edge, and Cloud environments — and supplies on-demand cooperation between them. Its “AI Algorithm As Code” design idea permits builders to develop superior AI functions with ease and practice their fashions extra shortly.
In a typical neural community for pure language processing (NLP), MindSpore has 20 per cent fewer strains of core code than main frameworks available on the market and it helps builders to lift their effectivity by at the least 50 per cent.
When introducing MindSpore, Xu emphasised Huawei’s dedication to serving to construct a extra sturdy and vibrant AI ecosystem and stated: “MindSpore will go open supply within the first quarter of 2020. We need to drive broader AI adoption and assist builders do what they do greatest.”
Aug 23, 2019 18:30 IST