Intel launched its latest processor that will be its first using artificial intelligence (AI) and is designed for large computing centers. Intel reported that its first AI product comes after it had invested more than $120 million in three AI startups in Israel.
In announcing the new chip, Intel pointed out that it has invested in several Israeli AI startups, including Habana Labs, which has raised $75 million, and NeuroBlade, which raised $23 million, thus hinting that those companies had some input in the chip.
The new AI chip is a hardware accelerator card targeted at large workloads and inference as part of complex AI applications.
Also, the chip, developed at its development facility in Haifa, Israel, is known as Nervana NNP-T or Springhill and is based on a 10 nanometer Ice Lake processor that will allow it to cope with high workloads using minimal amounts of energy.
According to Naveen Rao the general manager of Intel’s artificial intelligence products group, 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.