Tag Results for hot Chips (8)

  1. Hot Chips: Autonomous cars with a lead foot, and the incredulous Hulk

    PHOTO CREDIT: STANFORD UNIVERSITY The Hot Chips conference is the hands-down favorite of the chip design crowd. The atmosphere is more relaxed, the media presence is less intense, and in general the mood is more congenial than at the heavy hitters like IEDM and ISSCC. They had good coffee, so everyone congregated on patios between sessions and lingered in the California sunshine. One engineer bore a stunning resemblance to Late Elvis, but turned out to be much more reticent than his lookalike. To encourage the masses back into the auditorium, …

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  2. Confessions of a Hot Chips n00b

    I spent last week at the Hot Chips conference, which, for you non-cognoscenti, is an all-star conference on high-performance microprocessors. I watched as Intel, NVIDIA, IBM, AMD, and a constellation of other chip designers presented Power-pointy microchip architectures until my brain had disintegrated into a thin gruel. I would like to share some observations, but they will all be borrowed, as my melting neurons were unable to produce their own. It's not news that everything is about multicore and GPGPUsâ''that's general-purpose graphics processing unitsâ''and the Hot Chips lineup reflected that fact. For those of you unlucky enough to know …

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