UW research results in first-of-its-kind high-performance chip

SimpleMachines Inc., a company started as the result of 10 years of research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has debuted a high-performance computer chip that accelerates artificial intelligence by running multiple workloads simultaneously.

According to information from the company, it’s faster than any chip on the market and can reduce energy use and costs associated with data centers. The startup, based in San Jose, California with an office at University Research Park in Madison, is led by founder, CEO, and CTO Karu Sankaralingam, a computer science professor at the UW.