Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Fujitsu's 'DLU' AI Processor Promises 10x The Performance Of 'The Competition'

Fujitsu announced the development of an AI processor it refers to as a Deep Learning Unit (DLU).

The fact that the company is developing a DLU isn’t surprising in and of itself. Fujitsu has more than three decades of experience developing AI and associated technologies, and its K Computer sits at number eight on the top 10 list of supercomputers in the world. We are, though, rather taken aback by the incredible 10x performance goal and, although Fujitsu isn’t naming names, everyone knows that the “competition” they are referring to are industry heavyweights like Nvidia, Google, Intel, and AMD.