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Research Note: Inside the IBM Research NorthPole Accelerator

IBM Research has developed and released details on a groundbreaking AI chip called NorthPole, which could revolutionize AI hardware systems. Unlike traditional computer chips, NorthPole integrates processing units and memory on the same chip, eliminating the von Neumann bottleneck and significantly improving efficiency.

This Research Note looks at what IBM announced, along with implications for both IBM and industry.

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