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Alibaba introduces its first ultra-fast AI chip
Alibaba has introduced its first ultra-fast AI inference chip, a neural processing unit called Hanguang 800. The chip was unveiled today during Alibaba Cloud's annual Apsara Computing Conference in Hangzhou. The Hanguang 800 is able to process 1 billion product images in just five minutes verses the hour it took Alibaba's Taobao software. The chip will so be available to Alibaba Cloud customers.
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