Semiconductor Engineering: What Is An XPU?

by Madelyn Miller, On Nov 11, 2021

Michael Frank, Fellow and System Architect at Arteris IP is quoted throughout this new article in Semiconductor Engineering:

What Is An XPU?

November 11th, 2021 – By Brian Bailey

Almost every letter of the alphabet has been used to describe a processor architecture, but under the hood they all look very similar.

“Most of these things are not really a processor in the sense of being a CPU,” says Michael Frank, fellow and system architect at Arteris IP. “They’re more like a GPU, an accelerator for a special workload, and there is quite a bit of diversity within them. Machine learning is a class of processors, and you just call them all machine learning accelerators, yet there is a large variety of the part of the processing they accelerate.”


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