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.”