Alibaba Group launches a machine learning chip that will perform machine learning and deep learning tasks faster and energy-efficient. It is developed in Alibaba’s DAMO Academy, the global research and development initiative in which Alibaba is investing more than $15 billion. Hanguang 800 can cut down computing time from an hour down to five minutes: Alibaba Group.
Hanguang 800 is 15 times more powerful than the NVIDIA T4 GPU, and 46 times more powerful than the NVIDIA P4 GPU. It has 17 billion transistors and its peak efficiency is 500 IPS/W.