AMD Machine Learning

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  1. wooleeheron

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    Most computers and laptops today have two or four cores, while this is a server chip with 64 cores, however, this is also the first chip from AMD that has a completely rebuilt front end, or input, designed to feed the processors their data faster for higher bandwidth applications including machine learning. As a result, AMD is bragging about how their new server chips can do double the workload of the competition, but what it means for consumers is that future computers will be able to do more with less and will become noticeably cheaper and better performing in the long run. In general, that's the trend you can expect starting within the next three years after the release of the next generation consoles, is more powerful computers and cheaper ones that can do more.

    Pretty much all the nightmares that have plagued computers of the past are about to be resolved once and for all, and its enough to drive people insane waiting for it to happen. This particular step forward will likely draw the lines in the sand between AMD and Intel. The biggest advantage Intel has is its chips are faster and that has traditionally made a huge difference, but AMD is now closing that gap fast enough to make it almost insane to keep paying Intel's prices, while there are practical limits to how fast a silicon chip can go. In other words, we are witnessing the end of the race for the best conventional silicon hardware, with the smallest transistors, and the beginning of the race to figure out how to stack as many cheap chips on top of each other as possible.

    So far, 96 memory chips can be relatively easily stacked on top of the each other, but the issue is thermodynamics with processors and gpus, and how much anyone can do in the near future is anyone's guess. Nonetheless, that's roughly the equivalent of a few Star Trek holodecks in something that requires only a few watts and is about the size of a flash drive and, personally, I don't need all that power and would just like a cheap computer that works and plays games.

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