Aug. 19, 2020
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LLNL pairs world’s largest computer chip from Cerebras with Lassen to advance machine learning, AI research

Jeremy Thomas/LLNL

LLNL and artificial intelligence (AI) computer company Cerebras Systems have integrated the world’s largest computer chip into the NNSA’) Lassen system, upgrading the top-tier supercomputer with cutting-edge AI technology. Technicians recently completed connecting the Silicon Valley-based company’s massive, 1.2 trillion transistor Wafer-Scale Engine chip—designed specifically for machine learning and AI applications—to the 23-petaflop Lassen, along with the CS-1 accelerator hardware system that houses the chip. Lassen is the unclassified companion to the IBM/NVIDIA system Sierra and is currently No. 14 on the latest Top 500 List of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. Read more at LLNL News.