Intel’s Nervana buy amps up AI land grab

Intel’s acquisition yesterday of Nervana, a San Diego, CA-headquartered, two-year old machine learning specialist, signals the chip giant’s wager that artificial intelligence (AI) will spark the next big technology upheaval in the datacenter. The deal reportedly cost Intel about $400 million. With Nervana in tow, the chip maker immediately buffed up its AI profile as the land grab to find practical applications for the emerging technology heats up, particularly for the datacenter. Related articles Not coincidentally, that’s where Intel’s footprint is the firmest with its Xeon platform already powering nearly all of the relatively small number of servers purpose-deployed to support machine learning workloads, according to Diane Bryant, EVP and GM of Intel’s Data Center Group. “We will apply Nervana’s software expertise to further optimize the Intel Math Kernel Library…


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