SK Hynix introduced that it might reveal working GDDR6-AiM reminiscence with computing capabilities at CES subsequent month. The GDDR6 accelerator-in-memory expertise is designed to hurry up synthetic intelligence and massive knowledge processing by bringing fundamental computational features to reminiscence chips.
SK Hynix’s GDDR6-AIM chips can course of knowledge in reminiscence at 16 Gbps, which makes sure computations as much as 16 occasions sooner than different strategies, in keeping with the corporate. Such chips are designed for machine studying, high-performance computing, and massive knowledge computation and storage. Usually, a lot of these workloads could not all the time want really severe compute efficiency, however transferring knowledge from reminiscence to a processor takes time and consumes a great deal of energy, so it is sensible to course of the info in reminiscence.
The reminiscence maker says that its GDDR6-AiM chips run at 1.25V, and its utilization reduces energy consumption by 80% in comparison with purposes that transfer knowledge to the CPU and GPU. Such chips are designed to be drop-in appropriate with current GDDR6 reminiscence controllers, so it needs to be doable to make use of them even on current graphics playing cards to extend their efficiency in AI, ML, Huge Information, and HPC workloads.
SK Hynix accomplished the event of its GDDR6-AiM in early 2022 however to date has solely demonstrated precise purposes a restricted variety of occasions. Due to this fact, it will likely be significantly fascinating to see what sort of system SK Hynix will present on the commerce present.
SK Hynix isn’t the one reminiscence maker to experiment with processing-in-memory (PIM) expertise. On numerous events, Samsung has demonstrated its HBM2 and GDDR6 reminiscence with embedded processing for about two years. In the meantime, PIM has but to achieve reputation as many customers desire conventional CPUs, GPUs, and FPGAs.
Along with GDDR6-AiM reminiscence chips, SK Hynix plans to reveal its new HBM3 reminiscence gadgets ‘with the world’s finest specification for high-performance computing.’