Intel buys AI-start Nervana

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Intel buys NervanaAbout Intel Intel, whose processors are used in more than 90% produced in the server world, has announced the acquisition of California startup Nervana Systems. Financial terms and other details were not disclosed.

Nervana Systems – a small company founded in 2014, specializes in the development in the field of artificial intelligence (artificial intelligence, AI), namely – the so-called deep or profound learning (Deep learning).

IntelIt is necessary to clarify that the term refers to a set of deep learning machine learning algorithms that try to simulate the high-level abstraction of data, using architecture, consisting of a plurality of non-linear transformations. deep learning methods, in particular, is used for tasks such as image recognition and disclosure patterns in large data volumes.

Although Intel Xeon processor dominate the market for data center equipment, they are not suitable for specific workloads typical of computing operations using artificial intelligence.

Nervana SystemsIf Intel can quickly benefit from its acquisition and use of technology and experience Nervana specialists in their products, it will be able to gain a foothold in the small but fast-growing market, but also to repel potential competitors such as Nvidia’s, commented on the transaction Gartner analyst Martin Reynolds.

“The market is still small, but it has great potential.” – He said the specialist was quoted as saying in a Bloomberg publication.

IntelUnit for the production of equipment for data centers, which is the fastest growing and most profitable business Intel, it is necessary to start manufacturing products that provide the work of promising new services associated with voice recognition and image. It is expected that servers running on Intel processors in the future to be addressed more and more problems with the use of artificial intelligence technology, the newspaper notes.

“By joining the team of engineers at Intel have created Intel Xeon processors and Intel Xeon the Phi, with a talented team of Nervana Systems, we can make great achievements in the industry than would have been possible without them. We intend to continue to invest in advanced technology, complement and reinforce available from Intel’s assets in the field of artificial intelligence, “- he said about the deal Diane Bryant, executive vice president, Data Center Group, Intel Corporation.

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