According to Reuters, Intel announced its first processor to use artificial intelligence. Designed for large data centers, the chip was launched after investing in Israeli artificial intelligence startups including Habana Labs and NeuroBlade.
It is reported that the chip was developed by Intel Israel’s Haifa company, based on 10nm Ice Lake processing, may be named Springhill or Nervana NNP-I, Intel said that the chip can perform high-load tasks with the lowest energy consumption.
Naveen Rao, general manager of Intel Artificial Intelligence Products Group, said, “In order to achieve the ubiquitous future goal of AI, we have to deal with a large amount of data, which needs to ensure that resources can be effectively utilized and the collected chips can be processed in real time.”
Intel emphasizes that Springhill will be used in Intel Xeon processors in the future to improve computing power in complex computing areas such as data centers. Intel also revealed that Facebook is already using the product.