Announcement of Google Cloud TPUs v.2

Google announced second version of Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) – chip, specially designed for machine learning application. The performance of Googles TPU V2 reaches 180 teraflops. This power is supposed to be used for training ML models. Google wrote about it: “To put this into perspective, our new large-scale translation model takes a full day to train on 32 of the world’s best commercially available GPU’s—while one 1/8th of a TPU pod can do the job in an afternoon”