Intel Launches Max Series GPUs for High-performance Computing and AI

Highlights –

  • The Aurora supercomputer from the Argonne National Laboratory will be powered by the Intel Data Center GPU Max Series and the Intel Xeon CPU Max Series, code-named Sapphire Rapids HBM.
  • According to Intel, the Xeon Max CPU is the company’s first and only x86-based processor with high-bandwidth memory that can speed up HPC workloads without modifying their code.

In a bid to compete with competitors like Advanced Micro Devices inc and Nvidia Corp in the high-performance computing and Artificial Intelligence (AI) markets, Intel Corp has launched its newest product family, the Intel Max.

The Intel Max series consists of Central Processor Units (CPU) and Graphics Processing Units (GPU). Both the Intel Data Center GPU Max Series and the Intel Xeon CPU Max Series, code-named Sapphire Rapids HBM, will power the Aurora supercomputer from the Argonne National Laboratory. It is planned to go online in the coming year.

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