The Next-Gen AI Successor to Ponte Vecchio XeHPC GPU

Intel Announces Rialto Bridge: The Next-Gen AI Successor to Ponte Vecchio XeHPC GPU with Up To 160 Xe Cores and Over 20,000 ALUs. OAM 2.0, Sampling In 2023

Intel Announces Rialto Bridge: The Next-Gen AI Successor to Ponte Vecchio XeHPC GPU with Up To 160 Xe Cores and Over 20,000 ALUs. OAM 2.0, Sampling In 2023.

Intel has unveiled the Ponte Vecchio its next-generation successor for its flagship Xe GPU. Also known as Rialto Bridge, This new graphics chip will be used to power the next generation AI & HPC data centers segment. It targets NVIDIA’s CUDA processors and AMD’s CDNA.

Intel Rialto Bridge GPU Revealed:  Ponte Vecchio successor with 25% more cores and increased flops, focusing on AMD and amp; NVIDIA data center processor

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The Intel Rialto Bridge GPU is a new version of Ponte Vecchio, with more cores and flops, greater bandwidth, and higher GT/s. Although Intel has not revealed many details, Rialto Bridge is expected to have 160 Xe cores. Although we don’t know if these cores are identical to the Ponte Vecchio GPUs, or if they are based on a new architecture, it seems like the former.

ntel Rialto Bridge GPU Revealed:  Ponte Vecchio successor with 25% more cores and increased flops, focusing on AMD and amp; NVIDIA data center processor

The name of Intel’s Rialto Bridge, named after the bridge with the same name that spans the Grand Canal in Venice (Italy), is Rialto Bridge. As was the case for Ponte Vecchio, it seems that the next generation after Rialto will be named after an iconic bridge. According to Intel, the Rialto Bridge GPU will power next-generation AI & HPC Data Center solutions and aim at NVIDIA CUDA accelerators and AMD CDNA.

Intel ISC 2022 Keynote Rialto Bridge, Falcon Shores

Current data center power consumption is only 23%. ISC Europe is one of the most important markets for power efficiency. In the past year, EU saw a 3-5x increase in energy costs. Moving toward Zettascale means not only getting faster chips but also finding new ways to get more performance within a smaller power envelope. Modern systems such as Frontier have reached the 30MW mark.

Last words

We are still waiting for Ponte Vecchio, Sapphire Rapids with HBM, to enter Aurora, hopefully for SC22 Top500. The next generation will be the incremental 2023 generation, before we move on to more drastic changes.

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