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InspireSemi Announces Tapeout of Thunderbird Accelerated Computing Chip

InspireSemi’s new compute chip couples the parallel processing of GPUs with the versatility of CPUs

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InspireSemi announces tape-out of RISC-V HPC chip

Thunderbird accelerated computing chip

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Move over GPUs, with 1,536 cores the Thunderbird RISC-V CPU is ready to eat your lunch

Open source enables small industries to participate in the accelerator boom

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Thunderbird packs up to 6,144 CPU cores into a single AI accelerator and scales up to 360,000 cores — InspireSemi's RISC-V 'supercomputer-cluster-on-a-chip' touts higher performance than Nvidia GPUs

The Holy Grail of supercomputing chip design is an architecture that combines the versatility and programmability of CPUs with the explicit parallelism of GPUs, and InspireSemi strives to achieve just that

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Supercomputer-on-a-chip goes live: single PCIe card packs more than 6,000 RISC-V cores, with the ability to scale to more than 360,000 cores

InspireSemi has announced the successful tapeout of the Thunderbird I Accelerated Computing chip for fabrication at TSMC. 

By Wayne Williams
June 27, 2024

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RISC-V Technical Session

InspireSemi Thunderbird Compute Accelerator Overview

Alex Gray, Doug Norton,
Thomas Fedorko, Teo Hall

February 1, 2024

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Company Showcase - Inspire Semiconductor

Revolutionizing High-Performance Computing, AI, and Blockchain

Empowering Innovation Through Advanced Chip Design Solutions
July 18, 2023

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SemiWiki Podcast EP135: Democratizing HPC & AI

Doug explains the core technology strengths, product plans and mission of Inspire Semiconductor.

He outlines the products that will soon be on the market that provide massive compute support for AI-augmented high-performance computing (HPC). Inspire delivers very high performance per watt capability with a flexible, easy to program interface.
By Daniel Nenni
January 6, 2023

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Startup says its chips handle HPC workloads better than GPUs

InspireSemi’s Thunderbird chips are compatible with multiple programming languages, making it easier to compile more existing HPC code for them
By Andy Patrizio
October 20, 2022

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Get to Know the CEO

Ron Van Dell, InspireSemi

Ron has 40 years of experience and an exceptional track record of success and proven leadership skills in early-stage, turn-around, and established businesses…
Global Semiconductor Alliance
November 1, 2022

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