What has sparsity done for you lately? In this episode of Fish Fry, we investigate the challenges that surround on-device artificial intelligence processing. Megha Daga (Cadence Design Systems) and I discuss the why the presence of zeroes is becoming more and more important in the development of neural networks and how sparsity can be used for bandwidth and compute reduction. In this week’s News You May Have Missed, … Read More → "The Significance of Sparsity"
“Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.” – Satchell Page
Dave Jones, the multitalented proprietor of EEVblog.com has posted more than 1100 online videos covering all aspects of electronics, including numerous teardown videos that I used frequently in a prior life to highlight certain revealed design aspects in the equipment he’s torn down. Recently, Jones posted a 1-hour (!) teardown … Read More → "A Tale of Two Spectrum Analyzers"
“Sometimes a loss is the best thing that can happen.” – Snoop Dogg
Audiophiles claim to hear which way their speaker wire is braided. Oenophiles (aka wine snobs) say they can taste the type of soil the grapes were grown in. Car buffs can recite make, model, and year based on a glimpse of a taillight lens.
Xilinx scored a major win recently, with Microsoft’s Azure cloud group reportedly making a commitment to use Xilinx devices in something like half of their future Azure deployments. Until now, Azure has been solidly in the Intel PSG (Altera) camp for FPGA-based acceleration. Microsoft says that every Azure server for the past several years has been equipped with FPGAs, and, until now, those … Read More → "Xilinx Scores Azure Acceleration Win"
Their first job was to soften up the target. They did that using paratroopers who prepared the scene quietly and unobtrusively. Once that was done, the bombing campaign could begin in earnest.
In the era of fine feature resolution, sometimes it’s necessary to refine our processing tools. After all, backhoes are good at digging holes, but they’ … Read More → "One Layer at a Time"