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[TH] Intel Announces $2 Billion Habana Labs Acquisition

Source: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/in...bs-acquisition

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Intel today announced that it acquired Habana Labs for $2 billion to "accelerate the delivery of best-in-class [artificial intelligence] products for the data center."

This acquisition happened relatively early in Habana Labs' existence. The company emerged from stealth in September 2018 with a new chip, Goya, made specifically for deep learning inference workflows. Goya was said to offer improved performance over the GPUs many companies relied on for their AI work.

Intel said in the announcement that Habana has another chip, the Gaudi AI Training Processor, that is "currently sampling with select hyperscale customers." Training systems based on Gaudi are "expected to deliver up to a 4x increase in throughput versus systems built with the equivalent number of GPUs," the company said.
Smart move by Intel especially since they're going to be releasing their GPUs.

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Two billion dollars on a company that is less than 18 months old? Is their intellectual property really worth that much to intel? On the face of it sounds massively overvalued.
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In general it makes a ton of sense for them to incorporate AI like cores or controllers into their Core series. There are lots of processes that could take advantage of these types of processors... kinda like how we have a controller for x264 encoding and decoding, having one to do AI calcs is great. The Microsoft Hololens 2.0 was going to incorporate one because it would dramatically improve their spacial mapping. I could only imagine what GPUs could do if they start to incorporate it.



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Two billion dollars on a company that is less than 18 months old? Is their intellectual property really worth that much to intel? On the face of it sounds massively overvalued.
isn't that SOP for tech acquisitions and IPOs? I mean, hell video game companies were selling for billions decades ago.

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Two billion dollars on a company that is less than 18 months old? Is their intellectual property really worth that much to intel? On the face of it sounds massively overvalued.
AI is basically this generation's internet. Someone is looking to be the next Google, and Intel has a pretty good shot at it.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Mr. Mojo View Post
AI is basically this generation's internet. Someone is looking to be the next Google, and Intel has a pretty good shot at it.
can you elaborate on this more? IE: AI is basically this gen's internet.

so are there kids all over the world playing with AI in their bedrooms right now... instead of watching porn & gaming, like my generation did?

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Quote: Originally Posted by skupples View Post
can you elaborate on this more? IE: AI is basically this gen's internet.

so are there kids all over the world playing with AI in their bedrooms right now... instead of watching porn & gaming, like my generation did?
Well, possibly. I'm not here to judge

What I mean is that there are a lot of big players spending ridiculous amounts of money speculating on who's gonna be the top dog of AI. If someone corners the market, they can pretty much mint their own money.

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yessir, definitely agree there. my old man is 5 years out from retirement, so future tech investments are a common discussion.

unfortuantely, he didn't take my last bit of advice which was to go broke on AMD @ 1.5 a piece 3-4 years back.

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^ Yeah I just checked Google Finance on AMD and back then $1000 usd if getting it $1.50/share would be about $28000 today.

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so are there kids all over the world playing with AI in their bedrooms right now... instead of watching porn & gaming, like my generation did?
technically kids are indeed playing with AI, service improved by AI that is.
google search, google translate, youtube recommendations, etc. they're using AI to "improve customer service".

youtube recommendations in particular have very amusing results because of AI inference.

trolling an adult is very dangerous, don't try it at home nor at work. you don't want to play tag with a rabid man.
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