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The 10 Coolest AI Chips Of 2021
A look at the 10 coolest AI chips of 2021, which includes processors from semiconductor giants, cloud service providers and chip startups.
Third-Generation Intel Xeon Scalable (Ice Lake)
Intel’s new third-generation Xeon Scalable CPUs are not dedicated AI accelerators like the rest of the computer chips on this list, but the chipmaker said the processors, code-named Ice Lake, are the only data center CPUs with built-in AI capabilities. This is made possible by Ice Lake’s Intel DL Boost feature, which consists of Vector Neural Network Instructions for accelerating inference workloads. Ice Lake also comes with Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 512, or Intel AVX-512, to boost machine learning performance. The chipmaker has touted that Ice Lake can provide 30 percent better performance than Nvidia’s A100 GPU “across a broad mix of 20 popular AI and machine learning workloads.”