As it described a chip delivery plan following previous delays, US chip giant Intel Inc said its first semiconductor, Sierra Forest, for data centre clients focused on power efficiency, will be delivered in the first half of next year.
According to Sandra Rivera, leader of Intel’s data centre and AI department, “it’s been a hard few years as we brought a lot of innovation. But also a lot of complexity and our product release schedules were pushed out.”
According to tech research firm IDC, Intel continues to dominate the markets for PC. Also dominates server processing chips, with a market share of over 70%.
Sapphire Rapids, the most potent fourth-generation Xeon processor for data centres from Intel. It had experienced delays that allowed rival Advanced Micro Devices to catch up.
Nonetheless, Rivera said that Intel was “reaching all of our important engineering milestones” and that its “roadmap is on track”.
She noted that the sixth-generation Xeon processor, Granite Rapids, which customers are currently testing. They will be provided next year following the release of Sierra Forest. The fifth-generation Xeon processor, Emerald Rapids, was on pace to be delivered at the end of this year.
Clearwater Forest, Intel’s upcoming power-saving chip, is scheduled to hit stores in 2025.
The Intel Developer Cloud will be accessible for developers to train and run new models with 256 Xeon and 512 Gaudi AI chips.
According to her, AI start-ups Hugging Face and Steady Diffusion already use Intel processors.
In conclusion, Intel has faced several challenges in the past few years due to the introduction of innovative. But complex products, resulting in delays in product release schedules. However, a step has been forward by introducing its upcoming power-saving chip, Clearwater Forest. It is expected to be available in 2025.
Additionally, the Intel Developer Cloud will provide developers with access to 256 Xeon and 512 Gaudi AI chips to run new models . The fact that AI start-ups Hugging Face and Steady Diffusion already use Intel processors indicates that the company is well-positioned in the AI market.
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