Core is a powerful component of computer systems that handles all the processing and computation required by applications. It is responsible for carrying out instructions from the operating system, as well as executing programs, performing calculations, manipulating data, and managing memory. Compute cores typically include multiple processing elements such as CPUs (central processing units) or GPUs (graphics processing units). These components work together to enable computers to run faster and more efficiently. The performance of cores can be improved through various technologies like multi-core processors and hyper-threading. As technology advances, so do core capabilities, making them essential components in modern computing systems. 


In November 2022, Cerebras unveiled, Andromeda, one of the largest AI supercomputers ever built. With more than 13.5 million AI-optimized compute cores and fed by 18,176 3rd Gen AMD EPYC™ processors, Andromeda features more cores than 1,953 Nvidia A100 GPUs and 1.6 times as many cores as the largest supercomputer in the world, Frontier, which has 8.7 million cores. Unlike any known GPU-based cluster, Andromeda delivers near-perfect scaling via simple data parallelism across GPT-class large language models, including GPT-3, GPT-J and GPT-NeoX. 

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