Intel revises its XPU strategy

Intel has announced a shift in strategy that impacts its XPU and data-center product roadmap.

XPU is an effort by Intel to combine multiple pieces of silicon into one package. The plan was to combine CPU, GPU, networking, FPGA, and AI accelerator and use software to choose the best processor for the task at hand.

That’s an ambitious project, and it looks like Intel is admitting that it can’t do it, at least for now.

Jeff McVeigh, corporate vice president and general manager of the Super Compute Group at Intel, provided an update to the data-center processor roadmap that involves taking a few steps back. Its proposed combination CPU and GPU, code-named Falcon Shores, will now be a GPU chip only.

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Source:: Network World – Data Center