The next generation of Intel’s Meteor Lake processors will be launched in the second half of 2023, while Lunar Lake for low-power platforms will be launched in 2024.
According to the material shared by Intel before, the new generation of Meteor Lake will use Intel 4 process and external process, and for the first time introduce the “Tile” design, integrated CPU, SOC, core graphics and IOE chip, but Intel did not confirm whether Meteor Lake is suitable for desktop platforms.
In addition, Intel has introduced a general purpose processing unit (VPU) gas pedal for computer vision (CV) and deep learning (DL) work for the next generation of Meteor Lake processors.
Intel sent out a request last Tuesday, primarily for a drm-misc-next pull on DRM-Next ahead of the Linux 6.3 merge in February, the most important of which is the introduction of a kernel driver for the new Intel VPU accelerator.
In fact, Intel submitted the open-source driver code for the Intel VPU (not to be confused with the Visual Processing Unit or Video Processing Unit) to Linux as early as last summer.
The driver is also available for Linux’s new compute gas pedal “accel” framework/subsystem. The driver is now ready for Linux 6.3, when this “iVPU” will be the first driver in the accelerator subsystem.
In addition to the fully open source Intel VPU driver, Intel has also released its open-source user space VPU driver code. In addition, in order to facilitate developers to use Intel VPU, they also provide compiler and driver support in OpenVINO, so stay tuned.