You Can Now Rent An Entire AI Supercomputer From Google Cloud
Data Center Knowledge, May 7th, 2019
May 7, 2019,
Volume 254, Issue 2

"The company says a single TPU v3 Pod is as powerful as the world's fourth-fastest HPC system...

Google is making entire interconnected racks full of its custom chips for machine learning available as a cloud service.

Previously available from Google Cloud only as individual devices, its TPU v2 and TPU v3 hardware now comes as powerful interconnected systems called Cloud TPU Pods. In other words, you can pay the Alphabet subsidiary to temporarily use a full rack (or multiple racks) of TPUs, all linked by a network mesh in a way that makes them behave as a single enormously powerful supercomputer..."

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