Hybrid Architecture Blends Best Of Both Worlds


Quadric chose the brand name Chimera to describe the company’s novel general purpose neural processing unit (GPNPU) architecture. According to the online Oxford dictionary, in biology a chimera is “an organism containing a mixture of genetically different tissues (or DNA).” Quadric made that naming choice to reflect the fact that its Chimera GPNPU has characteristics of both conventiona... » read more

Compiler-Driven Performance Boosts For GPNPUs


The GNU C Compiler – GCC – was first released in 1987. 36 years ago. Several version streams are still actively being developed and enhanced, with GCC13 being the most advanced, and a GCC v10.5 released in early July this year. You might think that with 36 years of refinement by thousands of contributors that penultimate performance has been achieved. All that could be discovered has bee... » read more

A Bridge From Mars To Venus


In a now-famous 1992 pop psychology book titled "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus," author John Gray posited that most relationship troubles in couples stem from fundamental differences in socialization patterns between men and women. The analogy that the two partners came from different planets was used to describe how two people could perceive issues in completely different and sometim... » read more