Intel Building Next-Gen Xeon Phi for Artificial Intelligence

Brought to you by Data Center Knowledge Intel is designing the next-generation chip in its line of supercomputer processors to power artificial intelligence. Code-named Knights Mill, the next processor in the Xeon Phi family is expected to be available in 2017, the company said Wednesday. Diane Bryant, executive VP and general manager of Intel’s Data Center Group, made the announcement at the Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco. As tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, as well as Elon Musk’s non-profit OpenAI, are investing tremendous sums of money in AI research, fighting tooth-and-nail to attract top minds in the field, a battle to supply hardware for the software those minds will create is nascent. In this battle, Intel is up against the likes of Nvidia, whose GPUs are a…


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