Intel Ponte Vecchio GPU (Xe-HPC) features 47 tiles and over 100 billion transitors

Published: 24th Mar 2021, 08:02 GMT   Comments

Intel shows Ponte Vecchio up close

Intel’s supercomputing processor already up and running at Intel labs.

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger holding Ponte Vecchio, Source: Intel

During the Intel Unleashed event dedicated to manufacturing and roadmap updates, Pat Gelsinger the CEO of Intel has also talked about the company’s Xe-HPC graphics processor, the Ponte Vecchio. This chip is a big project at Intel ever since Raja Koduri was hired as Chief Architect at Intel Graphics division.

In just over two years the engineers at Intel were able to deliver a working silicon featuring a multi-tile design and over petaflop of compute power. Today Intel confirmed that the processors feature 47 tiles in total. The company also confirmed that all tiles feature over 100 billion transistors.

Intel Ponte Vecchio is an advanced supercomputing accelerator that will be used in tandem with future Xeon architecture codenamed Sapphire Rapids. Intel already announced that the first supercomputer to feature Ponte Vecchio is Aurora. This supercomputer for Argonne National Laboratory is now expected to completed by the end of 2021. It will offer around 1 exaFLOPs of computing power.

Intel Ponte Vecchio will compete with NVIDIA Hopper and AMD CDNA2 based accelerators. All three architectures are expected to feature chiplet designs.


Comment Policy
  • Comments must be written in English.
  • Comments deemed to be spam or solely promotional in nature will be deleted. Including a link to relevant content is permitted, but comments should be relevant to the post topic.
  • Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive will be deleted. Note this may include abusive, threatening, pornographic, offensive, misleading or libelous language.
  • Comments complaining about the article subject or its source will be removed.
  • A failure to comply with these rules will result in a warning and, in extreme cases, a ban.
  • Please note that comments that attack or harass an individual directly will be deleted and such comments will result in a ban.
  • VideoCardz Moderating Team reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to the site without notice.
  • If you would like to appeal for a comment section ban to be removed, please use this page.
  • If you have any questions about the commenting policy, please let us know through the Contact Page.
Hide Comment Policy