Intel unveils new Gaudi chip for AI

SAN JOSE, California, April 11: US chip-maker Intel has unveiled its latest artificial intelligence (AI) chip in a move to take market share from Nvidia.

Intel said the Gaudi 3 could generate AI responses, a process called inference, faster than Nvidia’s H100. It was also more power efficient and cheaper, Intel said.

The H100 is one of Nvidia’s most popular chips, powering AI for the likes of Microsoft and Google. Nvidia’s computer systems dominate AI training in data centres and the company holds a market share position of about 80 per cent.

Intel said that the new chips would be available to customers including Dell, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Lenovo in the second quarter of 2024.

“Innovation is advancing at an unprecedented pace, all enabled by silicon – and every company is quickly becoming an AI company,” said Intel chief executive Pat Gelsinger.

“Intel is bringing AI everywhere across the enterprise, from the PC to the data centre to the edge.”