Wednesday, March 24th 2021

Raja Koduri Teases "Petaflops in Your Palm" Intel Xe-HPC Ponte Vecchio GPU

Raja Koduri of Intel has today posted an interesting video on his Twitter account. Showing one of the greatest engineering marvels Intel has ever created, Mr. Koduri has teased what is to come when the company launches the Xe-HPC Ponte Vecchio graphics card designed for high-performance computing workloads. Showcased today was the "petaflops in your palm" chip, designed to run AI workloads with a petaflop of computing power. Having over 100 billion transistors, the chip uses as much as 47 tiles combined in the most advanced packaging technology ever created by Intel. They call them "magical tiles", and they bring logic, memory, and I/O controllers, all built using different semiconductor nodes.

Mr. Koduri also pointed out that the chip was born after only two years after the concept, which is an awesome achievement, given that the research of the new silicon takes years. The chip will be the heart of many systems that require massive computational power, especially the ones like AI. Claiming to have the capability to perform quadrillion floating-point operations per second (one petaflop), the chip will be a true monster. So far we don't know other details like the floating-point precision it runs at with one petaflop or the total power consumption of those 47 tiles, so we have to wait for more details.
More pictures follow.

Source: Raja Koduri (Twitter)
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79 Comments on Raja Koduri Teases "Petaflops in Your Palm" Intel Xe-HPC Ponte Vecchio GPU

#1
Vayra86
The guy keeps acting like he's building a new Quantum computer or something but dude, its a GPU. Give us some god damn performance numbers and show it in action. Yes, we get lots of wires and complicated pictures are involved. Who cares.
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#2
Alexa
Raja has a history of being all words and no actions.
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#3
Caring1
Nobody wants to see his petaflop in the palm of his hand or elsewhere. :slap:
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#4
INSTG8R
Vanguard Beta Tester
Ah the infamous “Raja Hype”™ sorry Intel he’s your problem now.
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#5
Post Nut Clairvoyance
to be honest, not sure if this is fault of Raja, seems like Intel Marketeering department is shit flinging again.
Like, BRUH, look at these magic gluing of words - "Alchemy of Technologies" "47 Magical Tiles" (with Exact Capitalization). Raja himself would probably threw up a little when he saw this and his photos presented together.
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#6
TheLostSwede
Can anyone here explain how magic works? As Intel has apparently figured out a way to harness it, even though it apparently isn't even real...
I also thought alchemy was pure fiction, but Intel seems to have taken advantage of that too, to make this amazing chip.
Vayra86
The guy keeps acting like he's building a new Quantum computer or something but dude, its a GPU. Give us some god damn performance numbers and show it in action. Yes, we get lots of wires and complicated pictures are involved. Who cares.
It wows the investors, which is all that matters...
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#7
1d10t
More like 6TF in 2304 cores :D



Very clear insight that this Petaflops card need at least water cooling with 560mm radiator.
Post Nut Clairvoyance
to be honest, not sure if this is fault of Raja, seems like Intel Marketeering department is shit flinging again.
Like, BRUH, look at these magic gluing of words - "Alchemy of Technologies" "47 Magical Tiles" (with Exact Capitalization). Raja himself would probably threw up a little when he saw this and his photos presented together.
I think Intel should make Elder Scroll VI, with so much of material they can make great story telling :D
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#8
stimpy88
Intel's snake oil salesman earning his paycheque.
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Post Nut Clairvoyance
TheLostSwede
Can anyone here explain how magic works? As Intel has apparently figured out a way to harness it, even though it apparently isn't even real...
I also thought alchemy was pure fiction, but Intel seems to have taken advantage of that too, to make this amazing chip.


It wows the investors, which is all that matters...

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INSTG8R
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stimpy88
Intel's snake oil salesman earning his paycheque.
Yeah well I didn’t forget when he was AMDs...
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#13
ZoneDymo
for some reason in my head its Raja Kudori instead of Koduri....and I cant let it go!

also, magical, alchemy....cant believe they left out witchcraft, oh well maybe for Ponte V2
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#14
AusWolf
The first slide where it says "47 Magical Tiles" was enough to max out the BS meter. No more questions.
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#15
rvalencia
A floating-point array without or with a tiny raster engine is closer to a DSP instead of a GPU.
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#16
windwhirl
AusWolf
The first slide where it says "47 Magical Tiles" was enough to max out the BS meter. No more questions.
Yeah, everyone knows the right number should be 42.
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#18
laszlo
i saw on the table something...

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#19
AusWolf
windwhirl
Yeah, everyone knows the right number should be 42.
True. :laugh:

It looks like Intel is branching out into construction work with magic in their tiles, while AMD revolutionises the textile industry by weaving infinity into its fabrics. Does nobody make CPUs anymore?
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#20
chstamos
Koduri needs to tone down his chatter. He's more than a year late with the discrete GPU. Photos of transistors are not exciting, neither is his constant hype. I used to anxiously open every article with even a slight hint of Xe news, nowadays I shrug "more babble from koduri".

Moreover, intel seems to be wasting their best opportunity -in fact the opportunity of a lifetime- to sell as many discrete GPUs as they could make. In this market, with this shortage, they'd be building a user base even if they released a part with RX580 top performance.

Whatever they'd make, GPU-wise, they would have sold out.

Too bad they're still only making just vapor and tweets.
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#21
windwhirl
AusWolf
True. :laugh:

It looks like Intel is branching out into construction work with magic in their tiles, while AMD revolutionises the textile industry by weaving infinity into its fabrics. Does nobody make CPUs anymore?
IMO, it simply turned into a competition between magicians, alchemists, sorcerers and other people of similar crafts
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#22
AusWolf
windwhirl
IMO, it simply turned into a competition between magicians, alchemists, sorcerers and other people of similar crafts

Either that, or their marketing teams have decided to focus on children.
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#23
windwhirl
AusWolf
Either that, or their marketing teams have decided to focus on children.
Well... with all the gaming angle, that kinda makes sense lol
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#24
AusWolf
windwhirl
Well... with all the gaming angle, that kinda makes sense lol
Hmm... the marketing material also includes "petaflops in your palm", which refers to mobile devices, which are used for gaming mostly by children. I guess that's it.
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#25
medi01
God, I am so happy this dude is no longer at AMD.

Poor Intel though, I'd rather hand him over to NV... :D
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