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Mass production of the first AI training chip in Cambrian period adopts TSMC 7Nm technology

via:搜狐科技     time:2021/1/21 11:10:01     readed:103

On January 21, the Cambrian era 290 smart chip and accelerator card and xuansi 1000 smart accelerator made their official debut after mass production.Siyuan 290 intelligent chip is the first training chip in Cambrian. It adopts TSMC's 7Nm advanced process technology, integrates 46 billion transistors, and fully supports AI training, reasoning or hybrid AI computing acceleration tasks.

Sohu Technology

Editor Liang Changjun

Cambrian is the first share of AI chip in China, which was listed on the science and technology innovation board in July last year. At present, Cambrian has developed three types of general-purpose smart chip products for the three scenarios of terminal, cloud and edge, forming three services of intelligent processor IP, cloud smart chip and accelerator card, edge smart chip and accelerator card. The Siyuan 290 intelligent chip launched this time is an AI training reasoning chip for cloud scenes, and it is also the first 7Nm process chip applied to cloud scenes. Previously, Siyuan 100 and Siyuan 270 chips were launched in the cloud in Cambrian, both of which adopt 16nm process.

Cambrian era 290 smart chip

Computing power, algorithm and data are the three elements of the development of artificial intelligence. With the gradual development of AI in recent years, the core position of computing power is more prominent, and the requirements of cloud training on AI computing power are more stringent. Siyuan 290 chip is also upgraded in terms of architecture, multi-core interconnection, memory and interface. According to reports, compared with Siyuan 270 chip, Siyuan 290 chip achieves 4 times higher peak computing power, 12 times higher memory bandwidth and 19 times higher inter chip communication bandwidth.

Based on Siyuan 290 chip, Cambrian also launched mlu290-m5 intelligent accelerator card and xuansi 1000 intelligent accelerator products. The accelerator card adopts the new multi-core interconnection technology developed by Cambrian, and provides AI computing power up to 1024 tops under the maximum heat dissipation power of 350W; xuansi 1000 intelligent accelerator integrates four Siyuan 290 intelligent chips, and the maximum AI computing power exceeds 4100 trillion times per second (4.1 petaops) Int4), which can realize the vertical expansion of AI computing power at the computing center level, is a high integration platform of AI computing power.

Cambrian said that the training product line launched this time will provide sufficient computing power for complex AI application scenarios in the fields of Internet, finance, transportation, energy, power and manufacturing, and promote the upgrading of AI enabling industry. Siyuan 290 chip and accelerator card have been adapted with some hardware partners, and large-scale shipment has been realized.

However, the introduction of advanced process chips has also stimulated the capital market. Today, the Cambrian period opened sharply, with an intraday increase of more than 18%, and then fell slightly. The market value as of press release exceeded 67 billion yuan, which is still far behind the 100 billion yuan market value of the company after its previous listing.

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