Intel previews its next processor geared for machine learning

Intel executive vice president Diane Bryant speaks at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on August 17, 2016. ZDNet Intel executive vice president Diane Bryant on Wednesday teased the next generation of the Xeon Phi processor, which will be geared for even higher performance and efficiency for deep learning models. Coming in 2017, the processor is currently code-named Knights Mill. It maintains the onload model of the Xeon Phi, eliminating the need for a GPU. The new chip will increase Intel’s single-precision performance, optimizing the silicon for a machine learning workload. “We commit to you a very long road map of optimized solutions for artificial intelligence,” Bryant said. Intel processors already power 97 percent of servers deployed to support machine learning workloads, the company says. Yet just 7 perent…


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