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Chip Pioneers to Battle it out in Modern RISC-V AI Chips | Agam Shah, HPC Wire

By August 25, 2022August 29th, 2022No Comments

Some chip pioneers from the 1980s are raising the ante in modern chip design with new opportunities provided by artificial intelligence and the open-source RISC-V architecture.

Untether AI, which was co-founded by an analog and mixed signal chip pioneer Martin Snelgrove, released a new AI inferencing chip called Boqueria, which has more than 1,400 optimized RISC-V processors.

That chip will compete with Esperanto’s ET-SoC-1 AI inferencing chip, which has over 1,088 cores, and started sampling earlier this year. Esperanto’s co-founder is Dave Ditzel, who is known for pioneering work on RISC chips, which includes the development of Sun’s SPARC processors.

Tenstorrent is also building a RISC-V chip for AI under the guidance of CTO Jim Keller, who is known for his breakthroughs in mobile and PC chips through stints with Apple, AMD and Intel.

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