A CDE Definition
(1) (Network Processing Unit) Same as network processor.
(2) (Neural Processing Unit) See neuromorphic chip.
A processor chip designed like the human brain rather than the traditional, sequential von Neumann architecture. Such chips are expected to greatly accelerate artificial intelligence (AI) applications in the future. In 2016, Qualcomm introduced its Zeroth Machine Intelligence Platform and Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine that enable mobile devices to run their own neural network models rather than going to the cloud. See neural network, deep learning and von Neumann architecture.
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