Samsung announced a new memory chip that will enable the development of the artificial intelligence industry. Named as “HBM-PIM“, this chip can double the speed of artificial intelligence processing and reduce energy consumption up to 70 percent. The artificial intelligence industry will officially use this chip as of the second half of the year.
South Korean technology giant Samsung made a very important announcement to develop the artificial intelligence industry today. Announcing that it has developed the world’s first high-bandwidth memory chip (HBM) with artificial intelligence processing support, the company will increase the speed of artificial intelligence processing with this chip, while significantly reducing power consumption.
Samsung named the chip it produced “HBM-PIM“. We already talked about what HBM means. So what does PIM mean? This phrase referred as memory processing in technology. The PIM section, which has logic-based processing units, increases the processing speed of artificial intelligence more than twice. While all this is happening, the energy consumption of the system is decreasing by 70 percent.
Samsung to fly compute servers and artificial intelligence applications with HBM-PIM
We can clearly state that the memory chip manufactured by Samsung is not for everyday users. In the statements made by Samsung, it says that this product will be used in data processing servers and artificial intelligence applications that need high performance. Anyway, the manufacturing architecture of the memory chip also contains significant differences compared to standard computers. For example standard computers; they allocate memory and processing operations. This increases latency during heavy data transfers. HBM-PIM eliminates this situation. In addition, this memory chip is compatible with the previous generation HBM interface. This means companies can switch to HBM-PIM without completely changing their existing hardware and software.
According to the statements made by Samsung, HBM-PIM, which will be used in artificial intelligence acceleration, will be sent to companies for testing in the next 4 months. In the second half of the year, the company, which will enable all customers and new potential customers to start using HBM-PIM, seems to have a deep impact on the artificial intelligence industry.