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AI Hardware Center

The IBM Research AI Hardware Center is a global research hub headquartered in Albany, New York. The center is focused on enabling next-generation chips and systems that support the tremendous processing power and unprecedented speed that AI requires to realize its full potential.

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Advancing the development of computing chips and systems for AI

Today’s systems have achieved improved AI performance by infusing machine-learning capabilities with high-bandwidth CPUs and GPUs, specialized AI accelerators and high-performance networking equipment. To maintain this trajectory, new thinking is needed to accelerate AI performance scaling to match to ever-expanding AI workload complexities.

 

The AI Hardware Center is taking a holistic approach to building AI systems from the ground up – from materials, chips, devices, architecture and the entire software stack. IBM, working with NY State and a broader ecosystem of partners, is paving the way for the next generation of artificial intelligence systems that will improve business and the lives of people all over the world.   

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Research focus areas

The IBM Research AI Hardware Center enables IBM and its partner ecosystem to overcome current machine-learning limitations through novel approaches using digital AI cores and analog AI cores. A new testbed, will enable researcher to experiment with systems that meet the demands of deep learning inference and training processes, and the center is working towards the delivery of specialized accelerator cores and chip architectures.

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 Analog AI Cores

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 Digital AI Cores

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 Heterogeneous Integration

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 AI Technology Testbed

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Partners and collaborators

Partnerships within an open ecosystem are key to advancing hardware and software innovation that are the foundation of AI. Design, development, and optimization of next-generation AI processors requires a cross-disciplinary approach that leverages the unique strengths of different organizations.

 

Industry partners - including fabless companies, semiconductor manufacturers, AI practitioners, and consumers - have joined IBM and New York State to form a collaboration hub in The IBM Research AI Hardware Center.   

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Leadership team

Jeff Burns

Director

Kailash Gopalakrishnan

Cores and Architecture Leader

Kaoutar El Maghraoui

End-Use Testbed Leader

Vijay Narayanan

Analog Elements Leader, IBM Fellow

Mukta Farooq

Heterogeneous Integration Leader

Robin Wanner

Program Manager

Cindy Goldberg

Program Manager

Evangelos Eleftheriou

Zurich Technical Leader, IBM Fellow

Geoffrey Burr

Almaden Technical Leader

Kohji Hosokawa

Tokyo Technical Leader

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Experience the promise of in-memory computing

Go back to the future by running an experiment on IBM's one-of-a-kind analog AI chip, using phase-change memory for speed and efficiency.   

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IBM, working with NY State and a broader ecosystem of partners, is paving the way for the next generation of artificial intelligence systems that will improve business and the lives of people all over the world.

Learn more about the IBM Research AI Hardware Center and how your company can become a member by contacting us.

Email us at: ebarth@us.ibm.com

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Publications 

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