IBM claims its new microprocessor can help detect fraud in real time

Here’s a video explaining the processor. I don’t quite see how this will help detect fraud in real time since fraud detection requires smart software. Current software has trouble detecting fraud and frequently produces false positives that create a hassle for consumers. I guess the proof will be in the pudding.

The processor itself looks like a modern chip from AMD or Intel. It features eight cores with simultaneous multithreading running at 5GHz, and each core has a private 32MB of L2 cache. A ring — which IBM calls a “data highway” — connects the private cache pools, giving the processor a total of 256MB of cache. The A.I. accelerator is an offshoot of the data ring, passing information to and from the cores with minimal latency.

IBM says applications can scale up to 32 Telum chips, allowing for everything from credit card fraud detection to large-scale risk analysis for banks. Samsung is helping IBM build the processor, using its 7nm extreme ultraviolet process technology.

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