Intel debuts Springhill, first AI-powered processor


Global processor giant, Intel Corp. has just launched its first artificial intelligence (AI) powered processor called Springhill.

Also known as Nervana NNP-I, the process will be used by large computing centers.

Manufactured at its research and development facility in Haifa, Israel, Springhill is based on a 10 nanometer Ice Lake processor.

The tech giant said the chip will allow it to cope with high workloads using minimal amounts of energy.

Social networking giant, Facebook has confirmed it has started using the Springhill.

Reuters quoted Intel that its first AI product comes after it had invested in Israeli AI startups, including Habana Labs and NeuroBlade.

“In order to reach a future situation of ‘AI everywhere’, we have to deal with huge amounts of data generated and make sure organizations are equipped with what they need to make effective use of the data and process them where they are collected,” said Naveen Rao, general manager of Intel’s artificial intelligence products group.

“These computers need acceleration for complex AI applications,” the company said.

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