Upgraded version of TPU revealed by Google

Sharmaine Centeno
Sharmaine Centeno May 10, 2018
Updated 2022/04/14 at 11:00 AM

Applications that use Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be enhanced with the assistance of third upgraded Tensor Processing Units (TPUs).

CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed in Google’s I/O conference that the third TPU is eight times more powerful than the first and second version of TPU with more or less than 100 petaflops in performance. The TPU will make Google Assistant smarter to serve the third-party developers through Google Cloud. Pichai added that this is the first liquid-cooled chips because of the high performance-oriented chips in the user’s computer. TPU 3.0 can also be used by customers for their workload similarly to Google’s own internal code.

Google did not give further information about the new TPU. The deployment of TPU 3.0 will start in a few months.

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