ARM wants to boost AI performance by 50X over 5 years

ARM wants to boost AI performance by 50X over 5 years

By | May 30th, 2017
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ARM is unveiling its first Dynamiq processor designs today, and the company

said that the family will boost artificial intelligence performance by more

than 50 times over the next three to five years


The new family aims to spread AI processing from the edge to the cloud. The processors include the ARM Cortex-A75, which delivers massive single-thread compute performance at the high end; the ARM Cortex-A55, a high-efficiency processor; and the ARM Mali-G72 graphics processor, which expands the possibilities for virtual reality, gaming, and machine learning on premium mobile devices, with 40 percent more graphics performance.

To better handle AI processing, ARM realized that it needs to make basic changes to the computing architecture, with faster, more efficient, and distributed intelligence between computing at the edge of the network  and in the cloud-connected data centers, said Nandan Nayampally, vice president and general manager of the Compute Products Group at ARM.

It will use ARM’s TrustZone security technology and exploit the multi-core functionality and flexibility of Dynamiq big.LITTLE processing, which means it will combine smaller, power-efficient cores (LITTLE) and large, powerful cores in the same computing device. Such a combination allows for more flexibility in processing whatever has to be handled at any given time.


Nisheeth Bhakuni