Barcelona, Spain – 24 October, 2023. Semidynamics has just announced a RISC-V Tensor Unit that is designed for ultra-fast AI solutions and is based on its fully customisable 64-bit cores.
State-of-the-art Machine Learning models, such as LLaMa-2 or ChatGPT, consist of billions of parameters and require a large computation power in the order of several trillions of operations per second. Delivering such massive performance while keeping energy consumption low poses a significant challenge for hardware design. The solution to this problem is the Tensor Unit that provides unprecedented computation power for performance-hungry AI applications. The bulk of computations in Large Language Models (LLMs) is in fully-connected layers that can be efficiently implemented as matrix multiplication. The Tensor Unit provides hardware specifically tailored to matrix multiplication workloads, resulting in a huge performance boost for AI.