Intel invests in RISC-V for the supercomputers of the future

Intel invests in RISC-V for the supercomputers of the future

A few months ago, we reported that RISC-V International had welcomed Intel as a primary member of the development community, as well as the board of directors, "to collaborate on RISC-V IP and contribute engineering expertise to accelerate RISC software development. -V ".

Recently, the Santa Clara giant and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) announced their intention to invest 400 million euros in a laboratory that will develop processors based on the RISC-V architecture, which will be employed in ZettaFLOP-class supercomputers, as well as artificial intelligence applications and autonomous vehicles. The laboratory in question will presumably be built in Barcelona and will receive 400 million euros from Intel and the Spanish government over ten years.

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Jeff McVeigh, vice president and general manager of Intel's Super Compute Group, said:

High-performance computing is the key to solving the world's most challenging problems, and we at Intel have the ambitious goal of reaching the zettascale era for HPC. The Barcelona Supercomputing Center shares our vision of this goal, with the same emphasis on sustainability and an open approach. We are thrilled to partner with them to embark on this journey.

Already last year, Intel set itself the goal of building a ZettaFLOP-class supercomputer platform by 2027, and to do so, it plans to combine x86 cores gneeral-purpose with the Compute GPU Xe-HPC, obviously refining the computing architectures and production processes over time.