Intel Announces New Cloud-to-Edge Technologies to Solve Current and Future Challenges
During the Intel Vision 2022 event, the company showcased how the education, finance, manufacturing, medical, transportation, and defense industries are being transformed by Intel silicon, software, and services.
- Argonne National Laboratories, Blue White Robotics, Bosch, Dell Technologies, Federated Wireless, Lenovo and Nourish + Bloom Market are some of the customers and partners highlighting how Intel technology helps drive digital transformation.
- Among the new products announced is the launch of the Intel Habana processor® Gaudi®2 AI for training data center workloads and Intel processors® 12th generation Core™ HX that are perfect for hybrid work. Intel has also given details about its data center GPU (codenamed Arctic Sound-M, ATS-M), the Intel® Xeon® Generation 4 Scalable (codenamed Sapphire Rapids) and Intel's infrastructure processing unit (IPU) roadmap.
- New software and services include Project Apollo to facilitate enterprise AI implementation, as well as Project Endgame and Intel® On Demand for on-demand computing and the flexibility to meet the needs of evolving workloads.
May 2022 – During the inaugural Intel Vision event, Intel announced advances in silicon, software, and services, to show how it combines technologies and the ecosystem to unlock business value for customers today and in the future. Benefits highlighted in real-world examples include: improved business results and insights, reduced total cost of ownership, accelerated time to market and value, and positive overall impact.
“We are in the most dynamic global market we have ever seen. The challenges facing organizations today are complex and interconnected, and success depends on their ability to rapidly adopt and maximize cutting-edge technologies and infrastructures,” said Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger. “We are pleased to share with you how we are applying our scale, resources and the magic of silicon, software and services to help customers and partners accelerate digital transformation in this complex environment.”
New silicon, software and services to drive digital transformation
The technological superpowers of artificial intelligence, ubiquitous computing, pervasive connectivity, and cloud-to-the-edge infrastructure are driving unprecedented demand for semiconductors and opening the door to endless possibilities, from a truly hybrid workforce to immersive experiences. totally new. At the same time, companies are facing increasing pressures around supply chain, security, sustainability, and the ability to adapt to the complexity of new workloads. Intel is working to help address these challenges with the introduction of new hardware, software, and services from the cloud to the edge and client.
Intel Vision 2022 announcements include:
- A breakthrough in deep learning processing with Habana Gaudi2: Gaudi processors are used for the most advanced deep learning AI training and are known for their ability to enable customers to train more and pay less. The Habana Gaudi2 and Greco AI accelerators, which were introduced at Intel Vision today, are built on a single software stack, Synapse AI, that easily supports different architectures, allowing end users to take advantage of the performance and efficiency of the processors. In addition, Gaudi2 delivers two times the AI training performance of current A100-based offerings on the market for key NLP and vision workloads.1.
- 4th generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors setting a new standard for modern performance: Today, Intel is shipping the first 4th generation Intel Xeon processor units (codenamed Sapphire Rapids). This is the first of many SKUs, with more to come later this year. 4th Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors deliver exceptional overall performance with support for DDR5, PCIe Gen5, and CXL 1.1, and are equipped with new integrated accelerators that deliver up to 30x more performance than the previous generation thanks to software and hardware optimizations for AI workloads2. For telecommunications networks, it also has new features that offer up to a two-fold increase in capacity.3 for virtual radio access network (vRAN) deployments. In the realm of high-performance computing, Intel Xeon processors, called Sapphire Rapids with high-bandwidth memory (HBM), will dramatically increase the memory bandwidth available to the processor, powering high-performance computing.
- AI is made more accessible to businesses through the Apollo Project: In collaboration with Accenture, Intel launched Project Apollo, a program that will provide enterprises with more than 30 open source AI solution kits that are optimally designed to make AI more accessible to customers in environments internal, in the cloud and at the edge. The first Project Apollo kits will be released in the coming months.
- Preparing for the data center of the future with IPUs: Intel unveiled its IPU roadmap that runs through 2026, with new FPGA + Intel architecture platforms (codenamed Hot Springs Canyon) and the Mount Morgan ASIC (MMG), as well as 800GB products. Next Generation. IPUs are dedicated products with hardened acceleration for infrastructure computing needs, enabling businesses to perform tasks faster and resolve issues faster.
- Single GPU solution for media transcoding, visual graphics, and cloud inference: The Intel Data Center GPU, codenamed Arctic Sound-M (ATS-M), is the industry's first discrete GPU with an AV1 hardware encoder. ATS-M is a versatile GPU with leading transcoding quality and performance reaching 150 billion operations per second (TOPS). Developers will be able to easily design for ATS-M with an open software stack through oneAPI. ATS-M will be available in two form factors and in more than 15 system configurations from partners including Dell Technologies, Supermicro, Cisco, Inspur, HPE and H3C. It will be released in the third quarter of 2022.
- New 12th Gen Intel Core HX processors for hybrid work: The company has completed the 12th generation family with the launch of the new 12th generation Intel Core HX processors. Built for professionals who need maximum performance and flexibility to navigate a hybrid environment, and with up to 16 cores and clock speeds up to 5 GHz, the Intel Core i9-12900HX processor is the world's best mobile workstation platform.4.
Realizing that users also want the flexibility to tap into computing resources when and where they need them, Intel demonstrated one of the first proofs of concept for its software infrastructure initiative: Project Endgame. Applications can take advantage of this software infrastructure layer that allows devices to leverage the computing resources of other devices within the network to provide a continuous, always-on, low-latency computing service. For example, a demanding GPU workload running on one device can detect and take advantage of the additional graphics processing power of a more powerful machine to improve the user experience. Project Endgame is under development and Intel will begin early beta testing of the technology this year.
The Intel Vision announcements also included the strides Intel is making to enable service models across the ecosystem. The introduction of the Intel On Demand service offering helps businesses meet the needs of evolving workloads, product sustainability, and opportunities to scale systems close to data. For partners currently offering the service (HPE GreenLake, Lenovo TruScale, and PhoenixNAP's Bare Metal Cloud), Intel introduced a new consumer business model to enable customers to tailor their infrastructure to their business needs and requirements.
Working together to create technology that changes the world
The power and positive impact of Intel's broad portfolio is brought to life through examples that not only show how hardware, software and services work together, but also how Intel works closely with customers, partners and the ecosystem.
Intel Vision highlights include:
- High performance computing to solve the world's most complex challenges: Argonne National Laboratory is on track to deliver 2 exaflops of peak performance with the Aurora supercomputer powered by the Intel Xeon processor, codenamed Sapphire Rapids, with high-bandwidth memory (HBM), and the Intel GPU for data centers codenamed Ponte Vecchio, with Intel oneAPI providing developers with seamless system integration. During the Intel Vision keynote address, Rick Stevens, director of the Argonne Computing, Environment and Life Sciences Laboratory, showed off the Aurora supercomputer facility for the first time, explaining how it will help solve some of the most complex challenges of humanity, such as more accurate weather forecasts and the discovery of new cancer treatments, while making the exascale accessible for further research, development and innovation.
- Confidence with Confidential Computing: In an increasingly dynamic regulatory landscape, global companies must address a variety of questions in determining how to use regulated data to effectively train and develop neural networks. Bosch and Intel collaborated on a research effort to develop a confidential AI solution that enables Bosch to confidentially train its neural networks in the public cloud. To be able to achieve this at scale, Bosch Corporate Research has created a confidential AI platform powered by Intel® Software Guard Extensions available with Intel platforms® Xeon® 3rd generation scalable.
- Agricultural autonomy with private wireless networks: Smart edge solutions have the potential to transform food farming by helping farmers increase yields and operational efficiency while addressing labor shortages and human error. Data analytics also offers the opportunity to provide insights that help farmers increase yields and improve crop health, while reducing the resources they need. Blue White Robotics has developed a new type of autonomous farming solution that transforms a farmer's existing equipment into a fleet of autonomous tractors connected to an Internet-based management platform. With the help of Intel and Federated Wireless, Blue White Robotics made this solution scalable, leveraging Intel® Smart Edge and Intel® Xeon® D processors, harnessing the power of edge computing and shared spectrum to create a private wireless network in any agricultural plantation and in any place.
- Frictionless Retail Experience: The pandemic has changed the way people want to shop, with many preferring stores with contactless or automated checkout options. Nourish + Bloom Market set out to design a frictionless shopping experience that embraced automation without replacing jobs. To achieve this, Nourish + Bloom worked with Intel and UST, a leading transformation solutions company, to harness their collective know-how to create innovations like next-generation automated checkout using computer vision technology and a fully integrated in-store shopping experience. autonomous.
- Technology for good: Intel works across the ecosystem to drive positive global change for future generations, including working to further reduce its direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions and ensuring a brighter future and next-generation skills for tomorrow's workforce through programs like the AI Festival of Intel and its collaboration with the Hidden Genius Project and Autodesk.
This is just the beginning of Intel Vision related news. Tune in at 9 am CDT (7 am PDT) Wednesday to hear more from Intel CTO Greg Lavender on how Intel is helping address the growing security needs of businesses, and more.
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