Winbond: The Biggest Little Memory Company

“The true art of memory is the art of attention.” – Samuel Johnson

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Interview: RISC-V CTO Mark Himelstein

“One man’s constant is another man’s variable.” – programmers’ wisdom

Most engineering firms have a CTO. The Chief Technical Officer sets the technical direction, guides the research, gives the engineers their marching orders, and in between lectures strokes his beard and thinks deeply technical thoughts. 

But what does the CTO of … Read More → "Interview: RISC-V CTO Mark Himelstein"

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Posted on Aug 13 at 3:29pm by 7nmhangup
For Mb-scale, Winbond is making RRAM.
Posted on Aug 7 at 11:16am by Max Maxfield
GPT-2 and GPT-3 ( are a completely different kettle of fish -- they are large transformer-based language models that generate text based on a prompt -- they are unsupervised deep learning intended to run on multiple GPUs -- they really have nothing to do with AI ...
Posted on Aug 7 at 10:18am by Karl Stevens
Is this just doing the same thing over again and expecting different results? Cache, branch prediction, out of order execution ... ho-hum, yawn ... "“The ISA is important, but it’s the smaller part [of the proverbial iceberg],” he says. The larger part? The ecosystem. “The ISA is useless without the ecosystem.”" ...
Posted on Aug 6 at 10:55am by
How about a For Dummies on using the GPT-2 and/or GPT-3 ?
Posted on Aug 6 at 5:36am by DavidPatterson
I'm happy to inform you that I'm perfectly happy with RISC-V, and I am not working on RISC-VI. I'm currently working on a video to celebrate the 10th birthday of RISC-V, which started May 18, 2010. We're interviewing people involved over it's first decade, and asking them to talk about the impact ...
Posted on Aug 3 at 9:41pm by varase
AFAIK, Rosetta 2's main mode of operation is to transcode Intel binaries to Apple silicon binaries on install, storing the AArch64 code in the same manner as a Universal 2 compile will do (whether that's in a separate resource or file I don't know). Dynamically loaded code is treated differently, though ...
Posted on Aug 3 at 9:41am by Jim Turley
Nice. It's surprising (to me, anyway) how many digital problems can be traced to bad AC power.
Posted on Jul 30 at 12:01pm by acantle
Great article Kevin, nicely covering all the bases here. It defines the exact challenge that my new venture, Nallasway, is hoping to tackle. We need a first principles grassroots approach to this, to truly benefit from this once in a lifetime shift in our industry.
Posted on Jul 30 at 8:37am by JayN
yes, I agree on the heterogeneous programming. It will be interesting to see if oneAPI succeeds. The programmer still needs to be aware of the target device to get the best optimization. However, there was also an article yesterday on "Machine-Programming Code Similarity System", using AI to write code, with ...
Posted on Jul 29 at 7:02am by muldrow
Years ago I was encountering an intermittent reset on a new circuit board that would only occur once every couple of days. Instrumenting on the board indicated a noise burst on the power line that only went off every 2 or 3 days. I set up a scope probe on the AC ...
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