Google is giving a cluster of 1,000 Cloud TPUs to researchers for free

At a finish of Google I/O, a association denounced a new module to give researchers entrance to a company’s many modernized appurtenance training technologies for free. The TensorFlow Research Cloud program, as it will be called, will be focus formed and open to anyone conducting research, rather than only members of academia.

If accepted, researchers will get entrance to a cluster of 1,000 Cloud TPUs for training and inference. Each cloud TPU will offer 180 teraflops of floating-point opening and 64GB of memory. Compute time will be allocated and limited depending on a sold authorized project.

In exchange, Google is seeking users to share their investigate in peer-reviewed publications and open-source code. If that turn of honesty isn’t your crater of tea, Google is also formulation to launch a Cloud TPU Alpha module for internal, private sector, work.

The focus for a module isn’t open yet, though Google is directing meddlesome parties to fill out a form indicating interest. The petition asks for simple information about a distance of standard training sets, a time models typically take to train, your adored platforms for training models and a hardware we frequently use.

Eventually, decisions will be given out on a rolling basis. And even if you’re rejected, a association is enlivening all field to re-apply when new projects and needs surface.

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