On Wednesday, Intel Corp has launched a new faster family of processor chips for personal computers. The company said that the supercomputer helping the US government to build would reach double previously expected speeds.
Intel, which has lost its title to rivals such as Advanced Micro Devices and Apple Inc, is now working to make the fastest computing chips. Apple and Advanced Micro Devices use outside partners to make their chips, while Intel has struggled with its internal manufacturing operations.
Intel revealed versions of its 12th generation of Intel Core chips for PCs, known by their code name of Alder Lake. The product line will comprise 60 different chips designed for 500 models from various makers, from thin laptops to larger machines designed for gamers. In addition, it is shipping 28 versions of the chip to PC makers, with “broad availability” starting on November 4.
Intel is developing Aurora, a supercomputer with the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory for artificial intelligence work in suburban Chicago will be twice as fast as initially planned. The computer will exceed two exaflops, meaning the ability to perform two quintillion calculations each second.
Initially, the company committed to delivering a 500 million USD computer this year with one exaflop of performance, but manufacturing delays forced it to postpone the delivery until next year.
In the meantime, Argonne officials tapped Intel’s rivals Nvidia Corp and AMD for a smaller system created by Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co as a test system to continue developing software technologies for the delayed machine.
New 12th Gen ‘Alder Lake’ CPUs will combine two different core types, which the company considers as ‘Performance Hybrid Architecture .’ This single architecture will serve all Intel’s consumer CPU categories, with different mixes of cores types. All 12th Gen Core CPUs will be manufactured on the newly renamed 10m ‘Intel 7’ process.