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Intel Innovation 2021 Event: The 10 Biggest Announcements To Know
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger and other executives laid out the chipmaker’s new ‘software-first’ strategy with a series of announcements and disclosures spanning much of the company’s portfolio of silicon products at the inaugural Intel Innovation event in late October.
AWS Launches Instances With Habana Gaudi Chips From Intel
Amazon Web Services announced the general availability of its new EC2 DL1 instances that are powered by the Gaudi AI accelerators from Intel’s Habana Labs subsidiary. The launch happened on the eve of the Intel Innovation event and marked a major milestone for Habana Labs, which Intel acquired for $2 billion in December 2019 before deciding to end development on the Nervana AI chips that stemmed from a previous acquisition. AWS said the Gaudi-powered EC2 DL1 is the first AI training instance to not use GPUs and said it will offer up to 40 percent better price-performance compared to instances using Nvidia GPUs. The EC2 DL1 instances are arriving a few months later than originally promised by Intel, which said last December that they would launch in the first half of 2021.