Groq

Groq

A fabless semiconductor company designing the Tensor Streaming Processor, a specialized chipset for deep learning applications. It was founded in 2016 and is located in Mountain View, California.

About

Groq is a California-based machine learning systems company that has created hardware that acts as an accelerator.The company has stated that it has taken a compiler-led design approach so that its customers can deploy its systems with ease. Its core product is the Tensor Streaming Processor.

Product

The company's Tensor Streaming Processor (TSP) is an application-specific integrated circuit designed for machine learning. It is a single processor with hundreds of functional units, which is a novel architecture within the processor industry. The execution planning is conducted by the compiler in the processor. It has 220 megabites of static random-access memory (SRAM) and 1,000 tera operations per second. It has a single core single instruction, multiple data (SIMD) engine that is run by software and an on-die memory bandwidth of 80 terabytes per second.Groq states that the The TSP is designed to exploit parallelism inherent in machine-learning workloads, including instruction-level, memory concurrency, data and model parallelism.

Timeline

January 2020

TSP becomes available on the Nimbix Cloud.

November 2019

Groq releases a TSP capable of 1 Peta operations per second.

September 2016

Groq is founded.

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Groq Venture round, April 2017
10,000,000
April 21, 2017
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Further reading

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A Look Inside the Groq Approach to AI Inference

Nicole Hemsoth

Web

October 23, 2019

Groq, A Stealthy Startup Founded By Google's TPU Team, Is Raising...

Jason D. Rowley

Web

September 6, 2018

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Groq Architecture

December 11, 2019

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August 4, 2020
WebWire
, , , , • Silicon Valley-headquartered Groq accelerates machine learning architecture and developed the world's first PetaOp chip, capable of one quadrillion operations per second , , • TDK Corporation's wide range of high-performance passive components and power management solutions, and deep expertise in automotive and at-scale manufacturing, will deepen the impact of TDK Ventures' first investment in the artificial intelligence (AI) space , , • Groq's AI solutions help reduce CO2 and drive...
Isaiah Mayersen
January 25, 2020
TechSpot
The Groq Tensor Streaming Processor (TSP) demands 300W per core, so luckily, it's only got one. Even luckier, Groq has turned that from a disadvantage into the TSP's greatest strength.

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