Jeff Dean is one of Google’s amazing staff who works on data centers. He posted a presentation on ML that is here. Who is Jeff Dean? Here is a business insider article on Jeff. If you want a good laugh check out the jokes on Jeff Dean’s capabilities. I’ve been lucky to have a few conversations with Jeff and watched him up close which helps to read the ML presentation.
Below is a small fraction of what is in Jeff’s presentation. It is going to take me a while to digest it, and luckily I shared the presentation with one of my friends who has been getting into ML architecture and we are both looking at ML systems.
Part of Jeff’s presentation is the application of ML in the data center.
This slide doesn’t show up until 3/4 through the presentation, and to show you how important this slide is it shows up again in Jeff’s conclusion slide.
So now that you have seen the end slide what is Jeff trying to do? Kind of simple he wants a computational power beyond the limits of Intel Processors. Urs Hoelzle wrote a paper on the need for brawny cores to replace the direction for wimpy cores. https://static.googleusercontent.com/media/research.google.com/en//pubs/archive/36448.pdf
So what’s this look like?
Look at the aisle shot.
And here is shot of the TPU logic board with 4 TPUs.