Custom Machine Learning Chips by Google

Google (Ticker: GOOGL) has developed their own custom chips named Tensor Processing Units or TPU’s capable of taking advantage of their own similarly named machine learning framework called TensorFlow.  The chips are purported to be 15-30 times faster than typical GPU/CPU builds when crunching data using machine learning algorithms as well as more power efficient. Google has no intentions in marketing the chips outside of their own data centers but expects others to build upon their research in the future.  The link to the TechCrunch article is below.