Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday February 13, 2018

Google is Releasing Cloud TPU Machine Learning Accelerators

Google announced in a blog post yesterday that it's new Cloud TPUs are available in beta on the google Cloud Platform. The Cloud TPUs are a Googlse-designed hardware accelerator that is optimized for specific machine learning workloads programmed with TensorFlow. Each Cloud TPU has four custom ASICs, 64GB of HBM, and pack up to 180 teraflops of floating-point performance, and can be used alone, or networked in a multi-petaflop "TPU Pod."

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Seriously powerful hardware available for a relatively good price. Just imagine how much AI porn one of those things could crank out.

Cloud TPUs are available in limited quantities today and usage is billed by the second at the rate of $6.50 USD / Cloud TPU / hour.

We’re thrilled to see the enthusiasm that customers have expressed for Cloud TPUs. To help us manage demand, please sign up here to request Cloud TPU quota and describe your ML needs. We’ll do our best to give you access to Cloud TPUs as soon as we can.