October 11, 2017
by Karen Renner

Project Brainwave

Last month, Microsoft unveiled their real time artificial intelligence initiative: Project Brainwave. The demo used Microsoft’s custom 8-bit floating point format (“ms-fp8”), which does not suffer accuracy losses (on average) across a range of models. The demonstration showed Stratix 10 sustaining 39.5 Teraflops on a large GRU, running each request in under one millisecond.