Intel’s secretive Knights Mill mega-chip will challenge GPUs for AI domination

Intel’s Knights Mill chip will be available for servers and workstations in 2017 Credit: Intel Intel has pulled open the curtain on a secretly developed mega-chip called Knights Mill, a key component in its artificial-intelligence strategy. The chip—which belongs to the family of high-performance Xeon Phi processors—gives Intel a legitimate opportunity to tackle machine learning. It is targeted at servers and workstations, and will be available in 2017. Intel was caught off-guard with the emergence of artificial intelligence as a way to analyze and present data. Knights Mill, introduced on Wednesday at the ongoing Intel Developer Forum, will fill a big hole in company’s chip lineup. Knights Mill is a “next generation” Xeon Phi chip, Diane Bryant, executive vice president and general manager of Intel’s Data Center Group, said during a…


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