February 10, 2016 5:45 pm | Updated 10 months ago.
MIT researchers have invented a chip called Eyeriss which will enable mobile devices to run algorithms locally. This chip is ten times as powerful as a mobile GPU but does not wear out the phone’s battery.
Eyeriss will be able to function without an internet connection and would generate results faster. Instead of sending raw data to the cloud, which might raise security concerns, only finished products can be uploaded.MIT mentioned in a press release that everything that has a sensor attached to it and reports to a particular network can take decisions locally.
Eyeriss’s efficiency can be judged from the fact that it has 168 cores and each one of them is capable of storing and analyzing data. Moreover, as all the cores can communicate directly with each other, therefore all data need not be routed through the main memory.
MIT presented this at a conference in San Francisco, earlier this month. It was the first time a neural network was shown on a chip when Eyeriss accomplished an image recognition task.
Date of Publication: February 9, 2016