Document Updates

The main updates to the documents are summarised below. In addition there will have been many incremental improvements and corrections.

October 2021

SDK 2.3 release

For full details of all the changes in this release, see the SDK 2.3 Release Notes.

Tutorials and examples

August 2021

SDK 2.2 release

For full details of all the changes in this release, see the SDK 2.2 Release Notes.

July 2021

A new white paper on Graphcore’s AI-Float technology with hardware support for mixed-precision and stochastic rounding.

June 2021

SDK 2.1 release

For full details of all the changes in this release, see the SDK 2.1 Release Notes.

Other changes

May 2021

April 2021

March 2021

Hardware documents

Updates since SDK 2.0

Since the SDK release, the following documents have been updated:

  • The Graphcore Command Line Tools document has been updated to 1.0.51. This adds a description of the information returned by the gc-info --tile-overview option and documents the new gc-exchangewritetest command.

  • The Targeting the IPU from TensorFlow 1 has been updated with an improved explanation of the role of XLA.

SDK 2.0 release

For full details of all the changes in this release, see the SDK 2.0 Release Notes.

The main documentation changes are:

Other changes

November 2020

This includes the release of Poplar SDK 1.4, the IPU-M2000, the IPU-POD reference design and the supporting software tools.