Samsung Forum

Samsung regularly hosts global leaders and experts to share insights about their cutting edge research and unique experiences. Recordings of these sessions, which happen either at our San Jose campus or now virtually, are shared below. Watch these recordings and learn about trends and cutting edge technology that stand to make a big impact on our future.

October 26, 2018

Graphcore: A Processor for Machine Intelligence

Nigel Toon co-founder and CEO at Graphcore talks about how Machine Learning represents a new workload for computers. He describes how Machine Learning workloads will evolve over the next few years as new approaches are adopted and will provide an overview of the Graphcore Intelligence Processing Unit (the IPU). He also describes how Graphcore’s new IPU processor will support innovations and breakthroughs in Machine Learning – allowing us to build Intelligent Machines.

Nigel Toon


Nigel Toon is the co-founder and CEO at Graphcore. Graphcore ( is a new silicon and systems company based in Bristol, UK and Palo Alto, USA that has developed a new type of processor, the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU), to accelerate machine learning and AI applications. Nigel has a background as a technology business leader, entrepreneur and engineer having been CEO at two successful VC-backed processor companies XMOS and Picochip (sold to Nasdaq: MSPD, now Intel), a founder at Icera sold to NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) and VP/GM at Altera (Nasdaq: ALTR), sold to Intel for $17Bn where he spent over 13 years and was responsible for establishing and building the European business unit that he grew to over $400m in annual revenues. Nigel was a non-executive director at Imagination Technologies PLC until its acquisition in 2017 is the author on 3 patents.