Intel pits monster 72-core Xeon Phi chip against GPUs

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When introducing its monster 72-core Xeon Phi chip, Intel couldn’t help but take a swipe at graphics processors for being sluggish for some tasks.

The swipe was a shot at Nvidia, whose GPUs are flourishing in the gaming and machine learning areas. But Nvidia’s success has also raised questions about whether Intel should’ve been patient and pursued Larrabee.

Nevertheless, Xeon Phi has been successfully used in supercomputing, and now Intel wants to challenge Nvidia’s GPU by bringing the chip to machine learning.

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