Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., waves while departing court during the SolarCity trial in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., on Tuesday, July 13, 2021.
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Tesla on Thursday unveiled a custom chip for training artificial-intelligence networks in data centers.
The work, shown at the automaker’s live-streamed AI Day, demonstrates the company’s continuing pursuit of vertical integration.
The D1 chip, part of Tesla’s Dojo supercomputer system, uses a 7-nanometer manufacturing process, with 362 teraflops of processing power, said Ganesh Venkataramanan, senior director of Autopilot hardware. Tesla places 25 of these chips onto a single “training tile,”…