Investors are pouring money into artificial intelligence (AI) startups at an unprecedented rate. Last week, two AI hardware startups received nearly $1 billion in venture capital funds to bring additional chips to market.
A re-energized Intel has launched its Ice Lake family of 10 nm processors, bringing new levels of power and efficiency to its data center platform. Intel is emphasizing the versatility of the 3rd Gen Intel Xeon chips, touting their readiness for workloads from AI to the cloud to the edge.
Intel has begun a pilot program for new chips that combine traditional Intel CPUs with field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), semiconductors that can be reprogrammed to perform specialized computing tasks for cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT).