Intel’s Next-Gen Xeon Phi Geared Toward AI, Machine Learning

Intel is targeting the nascent market for artificial intelligence gear with a new version of the Xeon Phi chip code-named “Knights Mill.” 12 Ways AI Will Disrupt Your C –Suite (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Intel has revealed a new weapon in the battle to dominate the artificial intelligence market — the latest Xeon Phi chip — which aims to get machines thinking on their own. The chipmaker can’t let the AI market, which Nvidia already has a head start in, slip through its fingers, as it did with mobile phones. Codenamed “Knights Mill,” the third-generation Xeon Phi that was announced on Wednesday at the Intel Developer Forum, is a server processor made specifically to tackle artificial intelligence. It features the ability to handle floating point calculations, which improves…


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