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Intel’s custom Bitcoin processor could lead to chips for a supercomputing edge

Here’s one none of us saw coming: Intel is planning to launch a chip specifically designed for blockchain acceleration, including the mining Bitcoins, and much more. Intel has also announced the formation of a new custom compute group within its graphics business unit to develop the chip.

In the blog post, Raja Koduri, senior vice president and general manager of the Accelerated Computing Systems and Graphics Group, announced the ASIC without using the Bonanza Mine name that would accelerate the algorithm specifically used in Bitcoin mining and blockchain in general.

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Source:: Network World – Data Center