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Many architects believe that major improvements in cost-energy-performance must now come from domain-specific hardware. This paper evaluates a custom ASIC---called a Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) --- deployed in datacenters since 2015 that accelerates the inference phase of neural networks (NN). The heart of the TPU is a 65,536 8-bit MAC matrix multiply unit(More)
An IC supplier's specification or data sheet electrical parameter limits are meaningless without knowledge of the supplier's process capability (i.e., a given critical electrical parameter's centering and distribution), especially if one is attempting to select the most robust supplier. This paper provides practical examples of how statistical techniques(More)
Handwritten character recognition is always an advanced area of research in the field of image processing and pattern recognition and there is a large demand for OCR on offline hand written documents. Even though, sufficient studies have performed from history to this era, paper describes the techniques for converting textual content from a paper document(More)
Authors Robert L. Boyle, Jr., M.P.H., FACMPE, James G. Shaw, M.B.A., and Diane Stewart describe how to put a quality improvement program into practice by identifying key internal processes, selecting an improvement program, identifying what to improve and developing a review method. They also present results from the first year of their quality improvement(More)
A unique problem confronted the Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. How should it position itself as an organization to provide health care to the Pacific Basin countries--namely, China, Japan, Korea, and others? The problem originated with the increased emphasis in the US and especially the Pacific Northwest on trade with China, a growing(More)
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