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Google Cloud TPU for Machine Learning Acceleration is Now Available in Beta @ InfoQ
"Google has made their custom chips, Tensor Processing Units (TPU) for running machine learning workloads written for its TensorFlow framework, available in beta for Machine Learning (ML) experts and developers. With Google’s Cloud TPUs, ML models can run on demand at lower costs and higher performance."
Google’s custom TPU machine learning accelerators are now available in beta | TechCrunch
Google Boots Up Tensor Processors On Its Cloud
Cloud TPUs - ML accelerators for TensorFlow | Google Cloud Platform