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posted by martyb on Sunday August 22 2021, @04:27PM   Printer-friendly

Tesla unveils chip to train A.I. models inside its data centers:

Tesla on Thursday unveiled a custom chip for training artificial-intelligence networks in data centers.

The work, shown at the automaker's live-streamed AI Day, demonstrates the company's continuing pursuit of vertical integration.

The D1 chip, part of Tesla's Dojo supercomputer system, uses a 7-nanometer manufacturing process, with 362 teraflops of processing power, said Ganesh Venkataramanan, senior director of Autopilot hardware. Tesla places 25 of these chips onto a single "training tile," and 120 of these tiles come together across several server cabinets, amounting to over an exaflop of power, Venkataramanan said.

"We are assembling our first cabinets pretty soon," said Venkataramanan, who previously worked at chipmaker AMD.

He said the Tesla technology will be the fastest AI-training computer.

[...] "We should have Dojo operational next year," CEO Elon Musk said.


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 22 2021, @04:33PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 22 2021, @04:33PM (#1169617)

    "Forbin Project"

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 22 2021, @10:05PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 22 2021, @10:05PM (#1169691)

      Could be worse.

  • (Score: 5, Interesting) by takyon on Sunday August 22 2021, @04:40PM (2 children)

    by takyon (881) <{takyon} {at} {soylentnews.org}> on Sunday August 22 2021, @04:40PM (#1169620) Journal
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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 22 2021, @06:54PM (1 child)

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 22 2021, @06:54PM (#1169661)

      Thank you for that link. As an EE, what the heck has happened to IEEE? That article comes across as whiny, egotistical, emo, opinionated someone who hates Trump, I mean Musk. He's lambasting Musk as if Musk's ideas are absolute. How has this happened? It's similar here- someone writes something, and it gets bashed and downmodded as if the author was stating things as being absolutely authoritative.

      Musk is just opening up about what they're working on, some ideas they have and are pursuing, and it's interesting and inspiring. How about everyone chill out, and IEEE stop posting emo opinion articles. Maybe I need to join IEEE as an editor and trim that article down to the useful facts.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 23 2021, @03:00AM

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday August 23 2021, @03:00AM (#1169745)

        "Maybe I need to join IEEE as an editor "

        EMO vs EGO

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 22 2021, @04:57PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 22 2021, @04:57PM (#1169622)

    And then what? Problems will solve themselves?

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 22 2021, @05:28PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 22 2021, @05:28PM (#1169633)

    Just in time for the NHTSA order that will require them to pull "Autopilot" from all vehicles sold to date.

    • (Score: 2) by weilawei on Sunday August 22 2021, @05:37PM (1 child)

      by weilawei (109) on Sunday August 22 2021, @05:37PM (#1169637)
      They can't do that! It'd be murder! Elon claimed that his cars are already, "nearly sentient!"
      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 22 2021, @06:30PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 22 2021, @06:30PM (#1169656)

        Elon is barely sentient so I'd say him and his almost sentient Peter Byte computer should form a love nest and chillax with the dope.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 22 2021, @05:53PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday August 22 2021, @05:53PM (#1169644)

    Couldn't find a tech magazine for this? Article does not even mention Google's TPU, widely used in Colab notebooks

  • (Score: 2) by corey on Monday August 23 2021, @11:53PM

    by corey (2202) on Monday August 23 2021, @11:53PM (#1170069)

    But I thought Tesla made cars? What’s this data centre and AI stuff?

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