Intel Corporation said Monday at Stanford University’s semiconductor technology conference Hot Chips 2023, will be launched next year, a new data center chip “Sierra Forest”, the chip per watt of power to complete the computational workload will be 240% higher than the current data center chip, the company disclosed such data for the first time. This is the first time the company has disclosed such data.
Data centers, which power the Internet and online services, consume a lot of power, and tech companies are under pressure to maintain or reduce their energy usage, prompting chip companies to focus on ways to improve the computational efficiency of each chip. Ampere Computing, a startup founded by former Intel executives, is pioneering a chip that focuses on efficiently handling the workload of cloud computing. Ampere Computing, a startup founded by a former Intel executive, was the first to launch a chip focused on efficiently handling cloud computing jobs. Intel and rival AMD followed with similar announcements, with AMD’s product hitting the market in June.
It is noted that Intel has lost some of its share of the data center market to AMD and Ampere. The company said Monday that its chips, called “Sierra Forest,” are on schedule and will be available next year. For the first time, the company is dividing its data center chips into two categories: Granite Rapids chips, which focus on performance but consume more power, and the more energy-efficient Sierra Forest chips.
Ronak Singhal, a senior researcher at Intel, said the company’s customers can integrate older versions of its software onto a smaller number of computers in the data center.