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CONFIRMED: Google bakes custom data centre chips

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Because of this, we can squeeze more operations per second into the silicon, use more sophisticated and powerful machine learning models and apply these models more quickly, so users get more intelligent results more rapidly.

Intriguingly, Jouppi says a board with a TPU fits into a hard disk drive slot in our data center racks.

He also says Google moved from first tested silicon to using the silicon in production within 22 days.

Performance is "an order of magnitude better-optimized performance per watt for machine learning," Jouppi says, or "roughly equivalent to fast-forwarding technology about seven years into the future three generations of Moore s Law ."

Jouppi also sheds light on all those reports about Google developing silicon, writing ... great software shines brightest with great hardware underneath.

TPUs therefore can account for some of Google's ads that ask for silicon designers.

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