The Bow IPU is the first processor in the world to use Wafer-on-Wafer (WoW) 3D stacking technology, taking the proven benefits of the IPU to the next level.
Featuring groundbreaking advances in compute architecture and silicon implementation, communication and memory, each Bow IPU delivers up to 350 teraFLOPS of AI compute, an impressive 40% leap forward in performance and up to 16% more power efficiency compared to the previous generation IPU.
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TSMC has worked closely with Graphcore as a leading customer for our breakthrough SoIC-WoW (Wafer–on-Wafer) solution as their pioneering designs in cutting-edge parallel processing architectures make them an ideal match for our technology. Graphcore has fully exploited the ability to add power delivery directly connected via our WoW technology to achieve a major step up in performance, and we look forward to working with them on further evolutions of this technology.
Paul de Bot, General Manager
The IPU is a completely new kind of massively parallel processor, co-designed from the ground up with the Poplar® SDK, to accelerate machine intelligence.
The compute and memory architecture are designed for AI scale-out. The hardware is developed together with the software, delivering a platform that is easy to use and excels at real-world applications.
Designed for scalar processes
SIMD/SIMT architecture. Designed for large blocks of dense contiguous data
Model and data spread across off-chip and small on-chip cache, and shared memory
Massively parallel MIMD. Designed for fine-grained, high-performance computing
Model and data tightly coupled, and large locally distributed SRAM
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