Huawei launches “Powerful” AI chipset

Huawei in launching its brand-new AI chip set, the Ascend 910, has claimed that it is the world’s most powerful Artificial Intelligence chip. Ascend 910 delivers 256 TeraFLOPS for half-precision floating point (FP16) operations. For integer precision calculations (INT8), it delivers 512 TeraOPS with power consumption of just 310W.

Huawei’s rotating chairman, Eric Xu, said that the chipset had exceeded the company’s expectations “Ascend 910 performs much better than we expected. Without a doubt, it has more computing power than any other AI processor in the world.”