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Making Sense of the AI Chip Market: the Datacenter/HPC Perspective
The AI hardware accelerator market has exploded with players in recent years, the result of over $10b startup investor funding, with still new players popping up out of stealth. In this Q&A session between HPCwire's Tiffany Trader and Kisaco Research's Michael Azoff we examine how the AI chip market has segmented itself, address the differences and commonalities between datacenters and HPC environments, as well as other segments. And we ask how sustainable is this market and what can we expect in the near and longer terms. The conclusions of this webinar are drawn from Kisaco Research’s recent vendor comparison reports on AI accelerator vendors across the HPC, Edge/IoT & Automotive sectors.

You will learn:
• How to compare AI chips. Which are the best metrics?
• How the AI chips differ, in architecture, in combination of software and hardware, in data pre-processing.
• The variables to consider: training, inferencing, number precision, power consumption and energy supply, size of chip, cost, and ease of use for developers.

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Sep 23, 2020 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Michael Azoff
Chief Analyst @Kisaco Research
With over 17 years analyst experience, most recently at Ovum/ Informa, Michael Azoff joined Kisaco Research, the company behind the AI Hardware and Edge AI Summit series, in 2020 as Chief Analyst. HQ’d in Kisaco Research’s London office, Michael's current focus is launching Kisaco Research vendor product comparison reports with the new Kisaco Leadership Chart (KLC) analyst chart. The first KLC is also the first analyst chart in the AI chip industry, with 16 vendors having participated in the research. In his career Michael worked at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory building simulators for electron and hole transport in semiconductors for UK national and European community research projects and published papers in learned journals. He then turned to building neural networks when KR Analysis and Michael Azoff introduction © Kisaco Research. All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction prohibited. 3 backpropagation was invented and created a startup s
Tiffany Trader
Director of Editorial Operations @Tabor Communications
With over a decade’s experience covering the HPC space, Tiffany is one of the preeminent voices reporting on advanced scale computing today. Since joining the HPCwire team in 2006, Tiffany has played an essential role in steering editorial strategy, engaging with key audiences, and delivering groundbreaking content when readers need it most. As Managing Editor for HPCwire, Tiffany brings an unmatched wealth of expertise, insights, and editorial prowess based on years of experience covering high performance, cloud, AI, and other advanced computing technologies. Tiffany earned her bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University, where she studied linguistics and computer science. She resides in Southern California.