Intel unveils its first Artificial Intelligence chip, Springhill

Intel Corp has unveiled its first using Artificial Intelligence (AI) dubbed nirvana NNP-I or Springhill.

It is a chip designed for large computing centre and is based on a 10 nanometre Ice Lake processor. The technology will allow Intel to cope with high workloads using minimal amounts of energy.

Intel said its first AI product comes after it had invested in Israeli AI startups, including Habana Labs and NeuroBlade.

“In order to reach a future situation of ‘AI everywhere,’ we have to deal with huge amounts of data generated and make sure organizations are equipped with what they need to make effective use of the data and process them where they are collected,” said Naveen Rao, general manager of Intel’s artificial intelligence products group.

“These computers need acceleration for complex AI applications.”

It said the new hardware chip will help Intel Xeon processors in large companies as the need for complicated computations in the AI field increases.

According to Intel, Facebook already has started using the product.


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