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Groq LPU (Language Processing Unit) performance tested – capable of 500 tokens per second

Groq LPU (Language Processing Unit) performance tested – capable of 500 tokens per second

A new player has entered the field of artificial intelligence in the form of the Groq LPU (Language Processing Unit). Groq has the remarkable ability to process over 500 tokens per second using the Llama 7B model.  The Groq Language Processing Unit (LPU), is powered by a chip that’s been meticulously crafted to perform swift inference tasks. These tasks are crucial for large language models that require a sequential approach, setting the Groq LPU apart from traditional GPUs and CPUs, which are more commonly associated with model training. The Groq LPU boasts an impressive 230 on-die SRAM per chip and an extraordinary memory bandwidth that reaches up to 8 terabytes per second. This technical prowess addresses two of the most critical challenges in AI processing: compute density and memory bandwidth. As a result, the Groq LPU Groq LPU (Language Processing Unit). Its development team describe it as a “Purpose-built for inference performance and precision, all in a simple, efficient design​.” Groq LPU Performance Analysis But the Groq API’s strengths don’t stop there. It also shines in …