IBM announces Telum processor featuring AI acceleration

September 16, 2021 - Research V144

IBM has created a defensible niche with its hybrid cloud vision, allowing organizations to progressively unify the reliability of existing on-premises investments with the agility of cloud environments. IBM’s development of the Telum microprocessor, its next-generation Z processor, brings value to customers across cloud and on-premises data infrastructures featuring improvements to speed and reliability with further parallelism and 50 percent increased cache memory. The on-chip Telum Integrated AI Accelerator also promotes the expanded use of IBM’s cloud and mainframe offerings for algorithms commonly used in AI tasks such as matrix multiplication, convolution, pooling, and activation functions. With these innovations, IBM solidifies its position as a leading hybrid cloud provider, unifying on-premises systems with an AI-enabled cloud environment.