Existing HPC, AI, and blockchain compute solutions are no longer “good enough”.
They are painfully slow, hard to program, expensive, and power hungry.
Setting New standards of compute power, energy efficiency and flexibility for a range of applications
InspireSemi is dedicated to delivering superior solutions for blockchain, HPC, AI, and other compute-intensive applications. Led by an accomplished team with a proven track record, we are currently developing our second-generation accelerator solution. It features a versatile sea-of-cores processor architecture with an established software ecosystem, and sets new standards of performance and energy efficiency.
InspireSemi’s powerful “best of the best” ‘Thunderbird’ accelerator architecture is based on an array of thousands of simple but powerful CPU cores, tightly integrated with high speed memory and networking. It is an ideal platform for high-performance computing (HPC), AI/machine learning, and ultra-efficient blockchain applications.
The RISC-V instruction set provides access to an established, thriving ecosystem of open-source software and development tools. Our developer-friendly all-CPU programming model eliminates vendor lock-in and greatly simplifies software development, QA, and maintenance, since there is no need to support multiple and often proprietary software stacks (e.g.- x86, CUDA, ROCM, FPGAs, etc.). This also enables the convergence of HPC+AI (aka computational steering) for deeper insights and bigger advancements.
Our highly optimized, proprietary on-chip mesh network provides extreme bandwidth and low latency communications between cores. Tightly integrated with the cores and distributed memory, it removes crucial bottlenecks from applications that depend on close cooperation between many independent threads. Arrays of hundreds of chips – up to one million processor cores – connect seamlessly via high-speed serial transceivers.
Compared to a modern datacenter GPU, ‘Thunderbird’ provides all the raw computational power with far greater flexibility and agility. Our advanced network fabric enables far better cooperation between cores. And our roots in extremely power- and cost-sensitive blockchain computing enable us to provide this performance with considerably higher energy efficiency than leading GPU’s.