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Intel's graphic processing era is now beginning - in the world of supercomputers

Introducing Ponte Vecchio, the first commercial product based on the architecture Innovative - which will be tailored to all levels from server sets to ultra-cost-effective mobile products

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A few years have passed since Intel announced that it plans to try its luck, and not for the first time, in parallel processing, or graphical processing if desired, thus providing a first significant competition for the Duopoly of and- For the first time in a long time - and now this vision feels much more real than ever with revealing the technical details of a first product based on New Age architecture. and- - Get ready to meet .

Ponte Vecchio is the code name for parallel home processing accelerator Which will be on the market in 2021 and will fit into the world of servers and especially to the powerful computing world (HPC) of the dreadful supercomputers - based on the future production lithography of In 7 nm, for the intriguing Foveros technology that will stack several different types and uses of chips over the chassis Single, on fast internal EMIB links between chassis chips and a new Xe Link connectivity technology for linking different accelerators based on the CXL standard and infrastructure 5.0

All Future Technologies of Gathering in one place - Let's hope this idea doesn't turn out too ambitious

From the official slides in the company's presentations, the chipmaker seems to be aiming for a more resilient architecture than we know and- Today - there will be no basic processing cluster that is identical across all products with a defined number of processing units, cache and scheduling units, but different Chiplet units that are tailored to different performance and are connected to separate cache chips according to the requirement in each field. More similar to the Zen 2 general processor architecture , Than other products in the field.

Exceptional flexibility in creating parallel processing products - both inside and outside the HPC world

Ponte Vecchio probably won't be the first product based on the architecture In the market (we should see its applications in the home market as early as next year), but it is the first to receive any technical detail right now - and also a testament to the intended power and flexibility of the technology that can also fit into the groundbreaking Exascale systems.

This is the monster Intel is about to launch - with a contract worth over half a billion dollars and with a clear goal to create the most powerful supercomputer

Intel did not disclose performance data from Ponte Vecchio units, making it difficult to compare the venture to products we now know from competitors - but data on the expected array for the mighty Aurora supercomputer to be launched at the US Government Department of Energy's 2021 National Laboratory has enabled some Very rough calculations that give us a particularly promising anchor point.

The data revealed allows an estimate of the power of a single Ponte Vecchio accelerator. Maybe

With the promise of maximum breakthrough performance at ExaFLOPs (quintillion floating point calculations per second) based on about 15,000 Ponte Vecchio accelerators, an estimate of about 60TeraFLOPS (about 60 trillion floating point per second processing) is evaluated Such a standard 32 bit exactly - this compares to the performance of some 15TeraFLOPS similar top accelerators of and- Right now.

This is how the magic looks on the inside

It's a huge leap to be treated with healthy skepticism (the computer in question hasn't been built after all, and a lot of things can change in a year and a half or two in the world of computing and hardware), but this is a first testament to the fact that Xe's X Competitive products are expected to be competitive in the first generation - seemingly without a few years of trial and error until they can catch up to years of gaps.

Begins its gradual technical exposure from the top of the ladder

Expect more details and data about And various products that will be based on it in the near future!

Even before Aurora and Ponte Vecchio, we will experience In home gaming?


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