Intel Launches New AI-Based Chip That Can Efficiently Handle Large Workloads

  • Can do complicated computations with minimum power required.
  • Facebook is one of the biggest companies that has already employed it.

Intel Corp has launched a new chip that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and is designed for large computing centres.

The new chip is expected to assist Intel Xeon processors for complicated computations in the increasing AI field.

More work with less power

Known as Nervana NNP-I or Springhill, the chip was designed at Intel’s development facility in Haifa, Israel. It is based on a 10 nanometer Ice Lake processor that enables it to manage high workloads using minimal amounts of energy.

Naveen Rao, general manager, Intel’s artificial intelligence products group said, “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.”

He added that the present computers need acceleration for complex AI applications.

Soon after the launch, social media giant, Facebook stated that it has begun using the product.