GTI GAINBOARD Inference Accelerator Server upgrades data center AI modeling at low power

December 27, 2018 Brandon Lewis

Gyrfalcon Technology Inc. (GTI) has released the GAINBOARD 2803S Inference Accelerator Server, an upgrade solution for data centers running large numbers of data models in parallel. The second-generation GAINBOARD 2803S delivers 1,084 TOPS of performance at 110 W, which GTI claims is the industry’s best performance-to-power ratio.

The GAINBOARD 2803S Inference Accelerator Server is based on dual Intel Xeon processors and four PCIe cards, each of which contains 16 GTI Lightspeeur 2803S chips and four Xilinx FPGAs. The PCIe accelerator cards can operate on multiple models in parallel, or in a ‘cascade’ mode that permits large and complex models to be spread across individual Lightspeeur chips. In cascade mode, workloads are spread across successive chips without the intervention of the host processor.

The Lightspeeur chips provide 16.8 TOPS at 0.7W with 2 millisecond responsiveness. More information on the Lightspeeur chip is available here: www.embedded-computing.com/processing/gti-releases-ai-accelerator-asic-with-integrated-mram.

The GAINBOARD 2803S Inference Accelerator Server will be commercially available in Q1 2019. It will be demonstrated at CES 2019.

For more information, visit https://gyrfalcontech.ai/solutions/.

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Brandon Lewis, Editor-in-Chief of Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for guiding the property's content strategy, editorial direction, and engineering community engagement, which includes IoT Design, Automotive Embedded Systems, the Power Page, Industrial AI & Machine Learning, and other publications. As an experienced technical journalist, editor, and reporter with an aptitude for identifying key technologies, products, and market trends in the embedded technology sector, he enjoys covering topics that range from development kits and tools to cyber security and technology business models. Brandon received a BA in English Literature from Arizona State University, where he graduated cum laude. He can be reached by email at brandon.lewis@opensysmedia.com.

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